KNUST: Mechanical Engineering Students Build MAC 4 Electric Vehicle As Final-Year Project, Video Wows Many

KNUST: Mechanical Engineering Students Build MAC 4 Electric Vehicle As Final-Year Project, Video Wows Many

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) mechanical engineering final-year students have built a MAC 4 electric car
  • The team of innovators designed and constructed the moving whip as part of their final project to complete their studies at the school
  • Convention People's Party (CPP) youth leader Chairman Jerry appealed for assistance for young innovators in an interview with

A group of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) final-year students have designed and built a MAC 4 electric vehicle.

The mechanical engineering learners defended their project to enable them to complete their studies at the Kumas-based Ghanaian establishment on Tuesday, August 29.

Photos of KNUST mechanical engineering students.
KNUST mechanical engineering students construct electric vehicle. Photo credit: @QuophieP.
Source: Twitter

Team lead shares details

The team lead of the group, Kofi Frimpong, posted visuals showing the early stages of their project and the completed whip.

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"We had our final-year defence today. My team designed and built the MAC 4 electric vehicle, the first of its kind. It was an exciting journey. @elonmusk, here we come,'' he posted along with the visuals.

In one of the videos spotted by, two students can be seen taking the four-wheeled vehicle on a test run. The pair drove the whip to demonstrate and establish the success of their project to an audience in the clip reposted by Ghanaian Twitter blogger, SIKAOFFICIAL1.

In an interview with, Convention People's Party (CPP) youth leader Chairman Jerry called for support for the young innovators.

''I've seen the videos and pictures; this is good. This is what the CPP stands for, industrialisation and empowerment. In 1963, a car assembling company in Tema assembled vehicles in Ghana. But we don't have anything like that now.

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''If these things were still around, we'd take the students there for training and encourage them to do more. They need support because I was so glad when I saw the videos. I celebrate them, and in 2024, when CPP comes to power, we'll honour them,'' he told reported that Japanese automobile firm Suzuki had joined top foreign car manufacturers that have set up assembly plants in Ghana. The company held a well-attended event to outdoor its first made-in-Ghana vehicle, the Suzuki Swift, on Monday, January 30, 2023.

Watch the video below:

Peeps praise KNUST innovators

Like their audience who were present to witness the test drive, online users celebrated their work in the comment section of SIKAOFFICIAL1's post.

@SneakerNyame commented:

Good, they tried something cool. The last time ebi fufu machine.

@kaytoons_studio said:

Wait, the tyres dey move, or my eyes no good?

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@Miezah66 commented:

Oh wow, good gov't can help such projects, but unfortunately.

@bfcastrooooo reacted:

Support the youth; there's something in them.

@twentyonetrim shared:

Afaaaaaaaa ooooookk Afa . Kwame Tec edwuma no afa.

@_PapaAgyei said:

Well done, guys.

@COccran98566 commented:

Cool Cool! Awesome!

Ghanaian boy builds a car

Similarly, recalls reporting that Ghanaian teenager Obed Obeng Danso of the Community Development and Vocational Technical Institute (CONVOTECH) in Tarkwa in the Western Region built his first car.

The 18-year-old's vehicle runs on fuel with almost no challenge as it moves without impediments on the road.

Danso told Ghanaweb on BizTech that he always dreamt of building a vehicle, and through determination, he finally made it a reality.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at as a human interest editor. You can reach him via

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