Senegal: The first solar car manufactured by students!
Auto gazelle is the name of the new invention of the students of the Polytechnic School of Dakar (ESP). This institution delivers courses in the fields of science, technology and management.
Indeed, the students of this school were challenged to build a “utility car, which rolls without fuel, without making noise and that does not pollute the environment”.
And it’s done, they managed to put together a solar car “Auto gazelle”. Still in the state of model, “Auto-gazelle” could very soon roll in Senegal.
The Polytechnic School of Dakar, better known by the acronym ESP is a vocational training school under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education of Senegal.
It was founded in May 1964. It is attached to the Cheikh-Anta-Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar but has legal personality and financial autonomy.
ESP Dakar is one of the most important engineering schools in Senegal and West Africa. It trains senior technicians and engineers. His students then evolve in the field of science, technology and management.
Since its creation, the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique in Dakar has always been a veritable pole of excellence for the training of students from Senegal, the subregion and elsewhere.
The Polytechnic Institute (IP), founded on the baptismal font in May 1964, became IUT (University Institute of Technology) in November 1967.
On April 30, 1973, the University Institute of Technology (IUT) acquired legal personality and becomes financially autonomous within the University of Dakar.