Ugandan Students Participate in International Plug-in Hybrid Project

The VDS Vision 200 car will use an electric motor and auxiliary power unit to maximise fuel efficiency.

Published: 04-Sep-2008

STUDENTS of Makerere University are to participate in developing the Vision 200, a high-performance, fuel-efficient car that is set to revolutionise road transport.

The students are among a team of 31 researchers from the world's top universities who participated in the Vehicle Design Summit (VDS) in Torino, Italy. VDS is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiative.

The Makerere team's work has attracted interest and prospects for partnership with some of the world's top technology institutes and car-making companies.

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