Gist: Nigeria Team unveils "9jaBOLT Solar Car Project" for 2015 Solar Challenge  (Read 1604 times)

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IN continuation of the relentless pursuit for technological innovation, relevance and advancement, a group of Nigerian engineers, technologists and scientists have designed a state-of-the-art, concept solar car that will put Nigeria on the talking point of technology and innovation globally.

Called the "9jaBOLT Solar Car", the car, which is to be built at an estimated cost of US$0.65 million, is planned for unveiling at the Africa Design Medal & Festival coming up in Lagos in August 2015 to showcase the very best of Africa's design thinkers, architects, industrial designers, artistes, innovators, technologists and photographers who will gather to showcase their craft.

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Team leader and Creative Director, 9jaBOLT Solar Car Project, Mr. Ebube Ebisike, said Nigeria has for the first time, been officially invited to compete as Africa's sole representative in the World Solar Challenge in October 18-25, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.

Ebisike, an ICT enthusiast and graduate of engineering from Enugu State University of Technology, ESUT, with a stint at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, and University of Manchester, narrated how the Nigerian team got an offer to compete at the biennial technological project that has been running for over 13 years.

"Our mandate is to design and build this state-of-the-art concept solar car. This platform is a huge window of opportunity for us. Team Nigeria is seeking financial sponsorship to achieve building the car. http://allafrica.com/stories/201405220790.html


 

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