Tunisian engineer and founder of Tunisian-German startup Bako Motors, Boubaker Siala, built a three-wheeled solar electric car at a competitive cost, hoping to provide an alternative to fuel-powered engines.
The founder and CEO of the Tunisian-German startup Bako Motors designed the prototype during the COVID-19 pandemic and produced a model intended for delivery services and urban transport.
The Bako Motors’ solar car is a three-wheeled, two-seater electric vehicle. It highlights an incredibly unique design with amazing streamlined dynamism.
“My son Ibrahim and I always ride bikes, and he gets tired during the ups and downs of the road, so he told me why not change the bike to an electric bike, and when we changed it. I discovered that it was not a difficult process,” Siala explains.
“So, we said why not try to change cars from fuel to electricity, then we thought to make an electric car from scratch, and right there the dream began,” he added.
“We, the people of the globe, have become fed-up with the smoke coming out of cars, so this car gives an opportunity to live in a clean and healthy environment using sustainable and renewable energy, which is solar energy.” Siala says. He also mentions that the low-cost car can run up to 11.000 miles per year, just by harnessing power from the sun.
The solar-powered vehicles were manufactured in the company’s factory located in the industrial zone of Mghira in the governorate of Ben Arous, Tunisia. The initial main intent is to facilitate the movement of medical teams in their vaccination and awareness campaigns.
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