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Tanzania: Colleges Team Up to Build Electric Motorcycles


Arusha — IN a major automotive breakthrough, the Arusha Technical College (ATC), Hanyang University and Seoul National University have built an electric motorcycle, first of its kind in Africa.

Equipped with a capacitor and a battery, the two-wheel cost effective motor vehicle has the ability of covering long distances after a 30 minute charge.

Speaking here on Wednesday, a Mechanical Engineering Professor from Seoul National University Sung-HoonAhn, oozed confidence on the performance of the motorcycles, much as they cover travel 100 kilometers upon recharging.

According to ProfessorAhn, the innovative motorbike features the world’s first-ever long-lasting battery, marking a significant technological achievement.

“Notably, this type of motorbike is the first of its kind to be developed in Tanzania and the entire African continent,” he said.

In his rejoinder, Education Commissioner at the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, DrLyabweneMtahabwa, acknowledged the automotive breakthrough in the mode of transportation.

“It is very important to in young talents for realizing technological advancement in the country,” insisted the education expert.

DrMtahabwa underscored the need of churning out skilled personnel in the field of technology with a view of promoting competence and innovation.

He further stressed on the importance of fostering a culture of knowledge and technological awareness among Tanzanians.