A group of Nigerian students came together to create Africa’s first electric car from scratch, using locally sourced materials.
Unilag students have built first ‘electric car’ in Africa
The project began was said to have commenced in 2014 and by 2015 the students had built a zero emission electric powered prototype vehicle called the ‘DOVE P1’. Olukoya Olusanya and Maduka Smart pioneered the project, and enlisted other students to help.
However, during an interview they revealed that ‘DOVE’ is an acronym for Designed for Zero Vehicle Emission. The electric car was made of a fibre glass body which weighs about 200kg and is capable of speeds of up to 35 km/h.
Watch their interview with CCTV below: