South African Duo Pursue Electric Car Design Dream

Article features efforts of Layton Madiope and John Lebwaba to turn their vision into reality.

Published: 09-May-2011

They have been drawing cars since their early teens with the aim of coming up with something that has never been done before. Layton Madiope, 23, and John Ledwaba, 26, both work nine-to-five jobs that barely pay the bills at home, but behind the scenes they have a dream and a talent that they hope will take them places one day.

Armed with a diploma in engineering from the African Academy of Design in Boksburg, Madiope said he has put his God-given skills to good use and designed what he believed would be the future of electric cars.

“I have always wanted to do something different, something people have never seen before, so I started designing these different cars and taught myself how to draw them.”

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