Ghana is driving towards industrialization as a number of automobile firms have been licensed and springing up. Kantanka Automobile, VW, Toyata,. Others are Renault, Sinotruk,etc.It is no surprise that this noble Institution Sunyani Technical University is coming up with this wonderful innovation in Ghana.
For the Sunani Technical University of thinking and working assiduously to manufacture Electric Vehicle by 2030 is a great plan and must be supported by the government and all well meaning Ghanaians.
The Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Samuel Wiafe in a workshop dubbed; “Demystifying the Technologies behind electronic vehicles” to sensitize the institution’s students on how to embrace and go about this new technology says the University is setting up the pace for Electric Vehicle Technology. Th University Has is setting up laboratory and machinery which will then be used for manufacturing of the Electric cars slated for 2030.
The University in the collaboration and partnership of the Solar Taxi Limited, a local firm, which forte is s in assembling and distribution of electronic motor-bikes, tricycles and vehicles, organised the workshop. Solar Taxi Limited inevitably has a stake such a noble project and together with Ghana- EVAFRICA where Memorandum Of Understanding has been signed, this was confirmed by the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics, Dr Rajalingam Sakthivelsamy is optimistic that such a project will be brought to fore by 2030.
Dr Sakthivelsamy said engineering students were currently working on two projects that sought to convert conventional wheelers to electric wheelers, whiles two of the students won this year’s edition of “ECSTASY 21”, an international technical symposium organized by Francis Xavier Engineering College, Tirunelveli, India.