UNILAG Zero-emission Car
The University of Lagos is set to unveil a zero-emission car manufactured by a research team in the institution.
A zero-emissions vehicle, or ZEV, is a vehicle that emits no exhaust gas from the onboard source of power. Exhaust gas contains harmful pollutants to the health and the environment such as particulates (soot), hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, ozone, lead, and various oxides of nitrogen.
Prof. Dixon Akinleye, Chairman, Sub Committee (Abstract), made the revelation at a news conference in Lagos.
The zero-emission car is the product of research grants of N5 billion that the university has attracted in the last one year.
Prof. Samson Adeosun, the Lead Scientist, led a group of students from the Faculty of Engineering to achieve this feat.
According to Prof Adeosun, another group of researchers has earlier developed a more efficient brake pad made from recycled materials.
The zero-emission car and other products will be showcased at a forthcoming conference.
A conference scheduled for August 21st to August 23rd with the theme: “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities for 21st Century Research and Development”.
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