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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Car built by Nigerian students passes international evaluation

Have you heared about "Tuke-Tuke"? Thats the name of the car a student of University of Benin just produced.

Nigeria has achieved another feat, because the car has passed International technical evaluation in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This was confirmed by the Media Manager of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria(SPDC), Mr Precious Okolobo on Thursday in Abuja.

"Tuke-Tuke", has qualified to race at the 2014 Eco Marathon in Netherlands with cars from 25 countries, mostly advanced countries.
It said that the SPDC Joint Venture (JV) was sponsoring University of Benin and University of Lagos to the event in Dutch city of Rotterdam from May 15 to May 18.

Mr. Precious Okolobo further said that the marathon would start on Friday with an opening ceremony and the cars would race for the winning price on Saturday, May 17.
According to the statement, the two Nigerian universities are participating in the 2014 edition of Shell Eco-marathon Europe, the first teams from Sub-Saharan to enter the global event.
It said that the car built by students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was still undergoing thorough technical evaluation and its results would be announced on Friday.

The company was optimistic that the UNILAG car would also do well, the statement said.
“Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra-energy efficient vehicles. The winners are the teams that go the furthest using the least amount of energy.