Wacky eco-friendly wheels driving Africa's green revolution

Story highlights

  • African students and car enthusiasts are creating eco-friendly cars
  • Nigerian students will compete in an "Eco-Marathon" in May

(CNN)Sleek chassis, alluring paintwork and a need for speed, but these are no ordinary motors. When pedal hits metal, an eco-friendly process gets set in motion.

Powered by electricity and engineered for efficiency, car enthusiasts from across Africa are sparking home-grown concepts that have gotten experts revving.

    ABUCAR 2

      In Zaria, a city in northern Nigeria, a team of students from the Ahmadu Bello University are currently applying the final touches to the "ABUCAR 2."
      The student