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Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car

Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola converted a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind- and solar-powered car perfect for the country’s extreme weather. A student at Obagemi Awolowo University, Oyeyiola completed the project for just $6,000 using mostly scrap parts donated by friends and family. Proving that everyone can make a difference with the right attitude and a bit of ingenuity, Oyeyiola still has improvements to make on his vehicle and he’s determined to make it perfect.

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The retrofitted Beetle comes equipped with a giant solar panel on the roof and a wind turbine under the hood that takes advantage of airflow while the car is in motion. To ensure the car doesn’t buckle under the weight of all the additional eco-friendly tech, Oyeyiola also installed a super strong suspension system.

Read more: Nigerian Student Converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 Wind- and Solar-Powered Car | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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