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Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Zimbabwe Pregnant Women To Get Solar Car From Australian High Schooler

August 13th, 2013 by  


Originally published on Solar Love.

Some places clearly don’t have the health or transportation facilities that most of us are accustomed to. Cleantech is increasingly being used to help provide that. In the latest such story, a high school student from Adelaide, Australia, has helped design a solar-powered car to transport pregnant women in Zimbabwe to a local health clinic.

“Vaibhav Sekhar and his mentor Dr Peter Pudney were contacted by a non-government organisation in Zimbabwe asking if they could help build them a car to help transport pregnant women to hospital,” Yahoo!7 News writes.

Vaibhav and his mentor conceived of the low-maintenance, solar-powered, three-seat vehicle able to handle tough terrain that is featured in the pictures and video below.

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When I initially saw the headline for this story, I figured it was another story about a solar-powered car for the upcoming World Solar Challenge. It was quite a nice surprise to see that the car is actually a practical solution for a real-world need.


 
 

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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