A farmer from Odisha has become quite the talk of the town since he created an electric four-wheeler that runs on a solar-powered battery.
Hailing from Mayurbhanj, Sushil Agarwal built a car that is powered by an 850 Watts motor, 100 Ah/54 Volts of battery, and can run 300 km on a single charge.
Agarwal told ANI that he had started creating the car during the COVID-19 lockdown. He had a workshop at home where put the car together. The report also mentions that the car can run for 300 km after it is fully charged.
He also said that the battery can be fully charged within eight and a half hours. “It is a slow charging battery. Such batteries have a long life, it will last 10 years,” he said.
“All the work on this vehicle including motor winding, electrical fitting, and chassis work were done in my workshop with the help of two other mechanics and a friend who advised me on electric works,” he added.
It has been three months since Agarwal finished the project. He said, “I was at my home when the lockdown restrictions were imposed. I knew soon the fuel prices will shoot up once the lockdown restrictions will be lifted. So, I decided to build my own car which could also keep me occupied.”
The report also says that he built the vehicle just by reading books and watching YouTube tutorials.
“I am glad to know that he has tried to design and manufacture a solar-battery-powered vehicle during the lockdown period. Such environmentally-friendly vehicles that do not cause much pollution are the future of the automotive industry. Society should encourage this type of invention. It is advisable to improve the design in consultation with Government of India’s agencies like ARAI, CIRT to improve the safety, comfort, and efficiency of the vehicle so that can it be used on roads,” he said.
This is the perfect example of efficiency and brilliance.
Source: India Times