Showing that Africa is not so behind in things technical and “green” a news report from thisbigcity
Researchers from Moi University, Kenya, have designed an electric motorbike to run on batteries which can be charged by solar PV. The first motorbikes could be on the roads by mid-2012, following patenting of the concept. Jeremy Muriuki, 26, one of the project innovators from Moi University, claims the bikes can run for an average of 24 hours on a single charge, with a top speed of 75km/h.
Interest in solar powered devices has risen rapidly since the Kenyan Government announced a tax cut of 15% on the sale of all solar products in June 2010.