VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):卢旺达迈出环保新一步
日期:2019-08-31 22:58

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Rwanda Urges Young People to Use Electric Motorcycles

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Rwanda says its citizens should consider using electric motorcycles in an effort to protect the environment and cut fuel costs

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Passengers and motorcyclists say the electric vehicles could change how Rwandans do business.

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James Musisi is one of 10 drivers who have started using the motorcycles in what is known as the moto-taxi business — motorcycle taxis. He says the vehicles are quiet, which means passengers are able to make telephone calls while they travel.

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Electric motorcycles are relatively low in cost when compared to other vehicles. One such bike costs $1,300. That is less than the $1,600 price for motorcycles that require fuel. Musisi notes that the electric bikes also require fewer repairs.

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Kigali, Rwanda's capital, has two charging stations for electric powered vehicles. A moto-taxi driver has to bring a dead battery to take a charged one, which runs for 70 kilometers. The price for recharging an electric vehicle is equal to the cost of the fuel for traditional motorcycles.

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In 2016, four business leaders formed a start-up company called Ampersand. Its aim is to create a mass market for commercial electric motorcycles in Rwanda.

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Josh Whale is the company's chief executive officer. He has high hopes for electric motorcycles in Rwanda.

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He says, "For electricity, we found that the grid is sufficiently reliable in Kigali. There has been a lot of investment made in new (electric) transmission lines, which are operating well, so everything is good for us."

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Environmental efforts

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Engineer Collete Ruhamya is director-general of Rwanda's Environment Management Authority. She says the country has become an important player in the environmental protection movement.

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"I don't see why Rwanda should be behind. I think it's the right time for Rwanda to come forward," she said.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame recently announced that his government plans to replace all motorcycles with new electric ones.

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He said, "We will find a way to replace the ones you have now. We urge taxi-moto operators to help us when the phase-out process comes."

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The push for electric motorcycles follows other moves the government has taken to protect the environment and keep Kigali clean.

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Rwanda banned plastic bags over 10 years ago. And last year, it banned single-use plastic materials, including water bottles.

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The United Nations notes that 8 million tons of plastic end up each year in the world's oceans, poisoning sea life and harming fisheries.

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重点解析

1. in an effort to 为了

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In effort to got a good score, you should work hard.
为了取得好成绩,你应该好好工作s8QasX@ICV&[

2.come forward 向前

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it is the right time for you to come forward.
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3.plan to 计划

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She plan to live in America.
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参考译文

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卢旺达敦促年轻人开电动摩托车

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卢旺达表示,该国公民应该考虑使用电动摩托车,以保护环境并降低燃料成本

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乘客和摩托车手表示,电动车可能会改变卢旺达人做生意的方式j_L3ye;n3baAwgb~M

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詹姆斯·穆西西是最早开始在摩托车出租行业开电单车的10名司机之一0uHpKHA,_[9fF

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这一行业就是著名的摩托车出租(motorcycle taxis)行业S=GgGtgXgU!pIuJOfgHb

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他说,这些车辆很安静,这意味着乘客可以在旅途中打电话D|7AEbv2;jra*_]uf@

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与其他车辆相比,电动摩托车的成本相对较低vEZ*J9U9o0,

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一辆这样的车售价约1300美元bGd&&^hWD|[z;

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这价格低于需要燃油的摩托车的价格,其售价1600美元sL_9V@-ZXp4_kBIFAhi

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穆西西指出,电动自行车很少需要维修#gW&SA6Pm67Fh

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卢旺达首都基加利有两个电动汽车充电站9yjdY4fIMhd45

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一名摩的司机必须带着一块没电的电池来充电,电池可以跑70公里WWDR@UX((!y

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电动汽车的电费相当于传统摩托车的燃料成本Dd(+V_;u_)gws

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2016年,四位商界领袖成立了一家名为Ampersand的初创公司*tVuGuqwxgp

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它的目标是在卢旺达为商业电动摩托车创造一个大众市场6L-Kfy_*kEXVH0KTngig

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Josh Whale是该公司的首席执行官MvcaXQEKL^|A0~r

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他对卢旺达的电动车前景寄予厚望3huW74!)Tq

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他说:“在电力方面,我们发现基加利的电网足够可靠BnPRe5.gPm~_Jl7。”

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我们在新的(电力)输电线路上进行了大量投资,这些线路运行良好,所以对我们来说一切都准备就绪9,6nWnsbk]b&83Iy

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工程师Collete Ruhamya是卢旺达环境管理局局长)b,T#PGnDNe;Sa5%a

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她说,城市已经成为环境保护运动的重要参与者i-gHYxPqno2+T

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她说“我不明白为什么卢旺达应该落后L0s~#Sl]f*EB0lR[(

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我认为现在是卢旺达站出来的正确时机SEUl[jqTbTxwSlBVLg。”

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卢旺达总统保罗·卡加梅最近宣布,他的政府计划用新的电动摩托车取代所有的摩托车YY@S=XV%6(c+xXhJrCrz

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他说:“我们会找到一种方法来取代你现在的交通方式6w[g-g-&a^

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"我们敦促出租车运营商在逐步淘汰的潮流中帮助我们!w%Ldvw]Ao,C0j_I^I&*。”

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在推出电动摩托车之前,政府还采取了其他措施来保护环境和保持基加利的清洁zV2(fL)gbF

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卢旺达在十多年前就禁止使用塑料袋.(u.FQpvH~m4BRC

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去年,它颁布法令禁止使用一次性塑料材料,包括塑料水瓶7nv&0j*ndn7Go

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联合国指出,每年会有800万吨塑料流入海洋,毒害海洋生物,也损害了渔业0g)_wx#qfi~fBN

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