Meet Young Nigerian Student Who Built Solar Powered Car

A young Nigerian student doing his last year in electronic and electrical engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has built a car operating on solar power.

Segun Oyeyiola poses with his locally fabricated solar powered car
Segun Oyeyiola poses with his locally fabricated solar powered car

She student, Segun Oyeyiola explains that his car uses both wind and solar energy for the functioning, The Net reports.

Moreover, the man developed an application for its installation in the car, which app will inform the driver about the battery level, weather conditions and other essential parameters.

In an interview to allAfrica.com Segun spoke about how he came up with the idea and eventually embodied it. He confessed his first motivation was to eradicate the causes of climate change resulting in fuel combustion.

“In the course of my research, I found out that our regular cars contribute immensely to climate change… If we could manufacture cars that do not use fuel or reduce the number of cars that use fuel; our world will be a better place for us to live in.”

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