College Student and Self-Taught Engineer in Sierra Leone Builds Solar-Powered Car Out of Trash

Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray and his ‘Imagination Car’

A 24-year-old man has made his dream into a reality in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray, a student at university, came up with the idea of building a solar-powered car made from trash and scraps he picked up along the way. The project took him three years of hard work, but the car is now up and running.

Mansaray regularly drives it around the town and can reach speeds of 15km per hour. The ‘Imagination car’ is designed using the country’s signature colours of green, white and blue and locals describe it as “amazing”.

Pollution is a growing problem in Sierra Leone. Now, more than ever, there is a need for renewable transport to ensure cleaner air for its inhabitants. It has been rated as the 17th most vulnerable country in the world, when it comes to air pollution.

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SOURCE: Further Africa