Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Ugandan 'Poor Man's Car'

A Ugandan student named Moses Sebulime and his classmates at Makarere University believe that their homebrew prototype, called the 'Poor Man's Car', could do for Africa what the Tata Nano is designed to do for India - provide affordable motoring with minimal maintenance costs to poor rural communities and bring mobility to the masses. It's made of sheet metal, has wooden seats and the diesel engine from a corn mill, but it's the principle concept that's key - with government support, the design would be refined and the notion put into practice. Read more here.

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