Posted by: Dr. Y. | July 13, 2018

Solar-powered Electric Cars made in Togo by Togolese for Togolese

Solar-powered electric cars made in Africa by Africans for Africans. I love these ideas, and I had to share with you. Check out the first electric solar cars made in Togo by Togolese for Togolese. I love the intervention of the company’s founders who talked about providing farmers with ways to take their harvest to the market efficiently without having to worry fuel prices. They make tricycles and pickups for the transport of goods. The rechargeable car batteries have an autonomy of 180 km, and the solar panel a power of about 250 W; inside there is also a mini-fan and a camera for reverse parking. I salute their work which is full of ingenuity, determination, and above all is environmentally friendly! Bravo!

 


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  1. NOW THAT’S WHAT THE FUCK I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!

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  2. That’s awesome! I hope those cars get sold worldwide. I never knew there was an industry like that in Togo.

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    • Right! I hope so too. There is so much good in Africa, which never gets front page in the media… only the bad, the wars, the famine, which serve a particular agenda: portraying the Black race as poor, savages, needing the white savior, etc.

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      • I believe it. At one of my jobs, I have a co-worker who’s from Zimbabwe. We had a great conversation a while ago about Africa and she was impressed what I knew about the continent. She talked about how he’s annoyed my the mainstream media (especially in the West) how they only show the poverty, wars, and starvation. This person said “Sure, those things do happen, but there are places that are quite luxurious, stable, and safe even though they never show them.”. She even encouraged me to travel there which I wanted to do even before finding out about my DNA results. Even watching African movies by directors from there have destroyed stereotypes I even believed at one point. One thing I’ve been doing with my fiction projects is to create Black characters (representing the diaspora) who break stereotypes and make them just as dynamic as how Caucasians are portrayed since I despise the poor representation and characterization in so much fiction.

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      • That is very good! I am glad you are sharing with your Zimbabwean co-worker and learning from them. Africa is beautiful, yet about 5 or 6 countries out of 54 are shown at one given time in the media, and only the ones where there are conflicts. At one point, I had met American people who thought that in Africa, there was no way we had peace, that I probably lived in a hut in some savanna with lions roaming around. When I told them that I grew up in a city much bigger and cleaner than theirs, they were impressed.

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      • Of course. I just enjoy leaning about world cultures in general. Growing up on Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego really helped in that regard. Haha! I learned from her and we had great talks about Africa. That doesn’t surprise me about Western media showing that few countries at a time and mainly if they have turmoil going through it. Even as an American, I had to explain where certain countries were to others like Togo, Eritrea, or Cameroon to name a few.

        Are you serious about those Americans? I’m really sorry to hear that, but we certainly have some ignorant people there. Those people probably watched too much TV and based their perception of the whole continent on cartoons, World Vision infomercials, and slanted news stories. Although I’ve never been to Africa, I’ve known for a while that there are cities and countries there that are stable, luxurious, and clean. I think it was last year when I saw a news story from The Advise Show, Phil (the owner and anchor) usually puts city backgrounds behind him and he explained that one background was actually Accra, Ghana which looked gorgeous. Out of context, I thought it was an American city at first until he brought it up. It’s great you were able to educate them.

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