January 23, 2014 at 5:09 am
A resident in Gaza has made himself an electric car to beat the fuel shortage and long queues at the petrol stations across the Gaza Strip. Although Monther Al-Qassas described his new car as "primitive", he said that it solved his problem of spending too much time queuing for petrol.
The car looks like a golf buggy of the kind found in airports for those lengthy treks to the boarding gate. According to Mr Al-Qassas, the vehicle is environmentally friendly because it was made of recycled materials and is very fuel efficient.
It took Al-Qassas 60 days to build the car, despite the Israeli siege. He plans to fit improved solar panels so that the car will use solar energy and thus not be affected by the power cuts which hit Gaza daily.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad
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