- Ahmad al-Safadi didn't allow the high cost of fuel put a damper on his transport, he simply added motorcycle batteries to his old car to run on electricity
- To eliminate the need to pay for electricity when charging the batteries, the 31-year-old from the city of Sido fitted a large solar panel to the roof
- When he is driving the solar panel charges the batteries for free from sunshine and provides him with extra range
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Ahmad al-Safadi converted his old small petrol-powered car to run on sunshine in response to Lebanon's reduction in fuel subsidies for its citizens.
The 31-year-old Lebanese fitted motorcycle batteries to the car as well as a solar panel to supplement power when the batteries run low on charge reports The Star. It means Al-Safadi is able to charge the car while he drivers.
A litre of fuel costs $1.45 or R23.85 in Lebanon according to Globalpetrolprices.com.
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In the event of driving longer distances, Al-Safadi can replace the motorcycle batteries with larger ones to increase the electric range. At the moment larger batteries aren't necessary for the repairman because the car is only driven for short distances in the city of Sidon.
In addition, the batteries in the car serve as a mobile generator for his business.
When it comes to charging Al-Safadi says:
"I can go drink a cup of coffee now, finish in five to 10 minutes and come back to find the car fully charged. From the sun - of course, for free."
Construction worker transforms old car into cement fixer to fix SA's potholes
Another innovative man who used his skills to modify his old car into something more useful is someone who created a mobile pothole repair business, Briefly News reports.
A construction worker converted his old car into a cement mixer by fitting the contraption to the rear of the car.
The video shows a car that's been heavily modified to fit a vast cement mixer. These machines are usually located on the back of trucks, so it's a shock to see them fitted to an old Romanian like a Dacia.
The car drives towards an area on a road that's heavily damaged by potholes and a couple of workers are ready to receive the cement.
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Source: Briefly News