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Polytechnic in Kaduna Unveils Electric Motorcycle

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Kaduna Polytechnic in Kaduna State has unveiled an electric motorcycle named as e-Scooter, which is an electric vehicle that eliminates the usage for burning fossil fuels, periodic change of engine oil, and changing of spark plugs, among others limitations of the fuel-driven motorcycle.

The e-Scooter will also reduce and possibly eradicate carbon emission and noise pollution, which is of negatively impact on the environment. Speaking on the project at the public presentation of the e-Scooter (Model CTD-1A) at the Centre for Technology Development (CTD) automobile training and repairs workshop on Friday in Kaduna, the Director of CTD, Auwal S. Anwar, said the project was the brainchild of Mr. Idris Muhammed, a corps member.“

The proposal was assessed and standardised by the ESU under the guidance of the unit manager, Mr. Abdul Nurudeen and funded by the management who saw the remarkable merit of the project and the Corps member led the team in designing and fabricating the e-Scooter by the CTD,” Anwar said.

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Before the official presentation of the e-Scooter electric vehicle, the acting Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Suleiman Umar, said the motorcycle, which was dully designed and produced by the CTD of the institution will help in solving the much-needed alternative to conventional vehicles that use petrol with its attendant cost implications.

“The long period economic benefit of the e-Scooter over the present conventional vehicles cannot be overemphasised as it minimize cost associated with buying and maintenance cost such as fuelling and other routine maintenance of an internal combustion engine.

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“I, therefore, call on investors, relevant government agencies and organisations to partner with the Polytechnic to mass produce the product for the benefit of Nigerians and other countries in search of alternative to petrol and engine vehicles,” the Rector stated.

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