This is what happens when "green (private) cars" are promoted in the North
I appreciate your point Todd, but I think a bit differently about this.
The path to sustainable transport and sustainable cities, passes by sustainable lives. Now what I like about this project is not that it is an EV and we all know of course by now that E-vehicles are more than a bit of hype when it comes to their claim as sustainable transport.
But what I like about their project is the fact that a group of young Ugandan students are putting their heads together to create something that is different and that is a great laboratory for learning and team work. It's not a sustainability project per se, but that they can learn as a next step.
I see this as a step in a process and bravo to them (and to their wonderful University, Makerere, which thought all the turmoil's of these recent hard decades in Uganda has somehow endures when so much else fails and suffers).
Thanks for drawing this to our attention Todd.
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Uganda’s First Electric Car Built by Makerere Students
A group of 25 Ugandan students from Makerere University’s College of
Engineering, Art and Design have built Uganda’s first electric car, the
Kiira EV. Initially designed in 2009, the fabricated car was taken for a
public test drive last week. Most of the parts of the two-seater,
including the core body and combustion system, were designed and built
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