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Transport services for pregnant women will be undertaken by a new form of vehicle: the African Solar Taxi.

The African Solar Taxi will be a small electric vehicle which can carry three people: a driver, a pregnant woman and her assistant (mother, sister or nurse).

The vehicles will be rugged enough to drive over very rough road conditions and will have a range of approximately 80km. The vehicles will be powered by large solar PV arrays and batteries located at hospitals or health clinics.

The African Solar Taxi will provide transport services which are currently unavailable to the women of Africa, and will do so powered by the abundance of African sunshine.

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