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Congratulations to the researchers at #DMU who have developed Africa's first solar-powered taxi! #Eco #Green

The vehicle has been tested for an off-grid community in The Gambia and will be shipped to the village of Manduar where the charity Global Hands has established a Community Development Hub, partly built by DMU students and staff. The solar carport will be located at the Hub and local drivers will be recruited to operate the taxi service. “We wanted to help after speaking to taxi drivers in The Gambia and hearing how they spend 50 to 60 percent of their money on buying fuel” said Dr Momodou Sallah, Reader in Globalisation and Global Youth Work, who described the project as a ‘collaboration of engineering and social science’. “We have the knowledge and expertise to provide Africa’s first solar-powered taxi service” Sallah said. “Every mile the taxi travels will have 100% zero emissions. Not only will it be great for the environment, it will also change people’s lives. This w...

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