24 Mar '14, 12pm

Ol Pejeta Conservancy wants to crowdfund a diesel hybrid safari vehicle

Ol Pejeta Conservancy wants to crowdfund a diesel hybrid safari vehicle

Crowdfunding has not been kind to electric vehicle projects. The Derringer electric bike , while cool, didn't make it . The ultra-fast battery charger idea raised just $2,666 out of a $50,000 goal . And there are many more failed examples . (That Kickstarter project for that EV coloring book , on the other hand, did reach its modest goal .) Nonetheless, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya is looking for help from the greater Internet to create a diesel-hybrid electric vehicle to use for safari expeditions in the park, which claims to be "East Africa's largest black rhino sanctuary." The problem, the park says in its IndieGoGo campaign, is that current safari vehicles in some ways distance the visitors from the experience, thanks to those noisy, diesel powertrains. Thus, Ol Pejeta wants to create a new vehicle that will be designed to provide better animal viewing and have t...

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