Sunreef Yachts, a Polish luxury catamaran manufacturer has built and donated an electric car to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) in Kenya.
The 4×4 safari vehicle features solar panels on the roof to support certain systems and was custom-built as a once-off project to aid conservation efforts in the country.
‘The definition of responsible travel that the trust promotes is one of a kind and I feel Sunreef Yachts shares the same philosophy,’ president and founder of Sunreef Yachts Francis Lapp told Auto Evolution. ‘The Sunreef Yachts Eco technology designed for yachts is now applied to an electric car. I am happy to witness this evolution and am confident it will lead to more exciting projects.’
The vehicle’s range has been calculated to cover specific safari routes on a single charge and is a step towards sustainable tourism in the country.
The MWCT aims to protect the diverse ecosystem in the country in a way that also benefits local communities and works to establish partnerships between professional conservationists and the inhabiting Maasai leaders.
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