(Business in Cameroon) - A group of mechanical engineering students from the Maroua National Polytechnic (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Maroua) in the Far North region of Cameroon, recently presented to the Minister of Youth, Mounouna Foutsou, the first environmentally friendly vehicle "made in Cameroon" designed and constructed by them.
Made from recycled materials and an imported engine, this vehicle, which is without a car body, is powered by a battery device which provides a 90 Km distance of operation, at an average speed of 80 Km/h.
A five-seater, of which one place was occupied by the Minister of Youth during a largely conclusive trial run, this non polluting vehicle can, according to its designers, carry loads going up to 250 kilograms.
The design of this vehicle lasted 5 years, while the actual construction itself only took five months for the project initiators, who now hope to obtain financial support from the State as well as banks for economic operators, in order to improve their invention and thus contribute to the fight against pollution.
Brice R. Mbodiam