Talented Mpumalanga youths build prototype of electric car, hope to create jobs

Talented Mpumalanga youths build prototype of electric car, hope to create jobs

- Benjamin Phiri built a prototype of an electric car

- Samkelo Thabethe similarly built a model theme park

- Both hope to get funding to develop their ideas and create jobs

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Two youngsters in Mpumalanga have showcased their talents by building prototypes of an electric car and a theme park.

Benjamin Phiri created a toy car that uses only electricity, Briefly.co.za learned. Speaking to Mpumalanga News, Benjamin said it took him a year to make it work.

He hopes that well-wishers would recognise his skill and fund his ideas in order to create jobs in his community.

Benjamin said:

I would like to open my own car workshop one day where I get to work with cars and solve problems using electricity. But this is something really special to me and it could be my breakthrough.

His prototype's body is built up with wires. It has headlights and indicators, and is powered by two built-in miniature generators.

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Benjamin (left) and Samkelo pose with their prototypes. Source: Mpumalanga News

Benjamin (left) and Samkelo pose with their prototypes. Source: Mpumalanga News

For his part, Samkelo Thabethe hopes to use his model theme park as a basis for a real-life one. His aim is to make a positive impact on his community.

He used cardboard and glue, along with other materials, to create his impressive model.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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