A young Nigerian engineering student, Ekomobong Finbarr has built a solar powered keke. Yes, a solar-powered tricycle.
Ekomobong, an undergraduate student of Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, built the tricycle for his final year project. The tricycle boasts of no engine and is outfitted with battery and solar panels arranged on the roof. According to his elder brother, Aniekeme, the tricycle can travel up to 11km without needing a recharge.
Aniekeme took to Facebook to share the good news and it caught the attention of Oo Nwoye who then decided to share the news with Kola Aina, CEO of Abuja-based incubator and co-working space, Ventures Platform.