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NIT students build solar electric hybrid vehicle

NIT students build solar electric hybrid vehicle


A solar electric hybrid vehicle with innovative tags, including a seat belt sensor device and temperature sensor water sprinkler, has been developed by a group of prospective engineers of National Institute of Technology (NIT) here. The light vehicle, weighing 111 kilograms, was developed by a 25-member team over a span of three months and is expected to run at a speed of 45 km per hour both on solar panel as well as electricity. “In the wake of growing need to explore alternative sources of energy to run any vehicle, the solar electric vehicle prototype has been developed by our team and is a step in that direction,” production engineering student Shubham Tiwary said. Tiwary is the head of team Rays that bagged the first position at Indo-Asian Solar Challenge held in Hinauti in Satna in Madhya Pradesh from April 7 to 9 this year.

“The vehicle will not run unless the driver wears his seat belt. Besides this, a parking efficiency sensor system has also been installed in the car to keep the driver informed about the distance at which the nearest vehicle is moving alongside,” team member Kumar Adarsh, a third-year metallurgical student, said. Adarsh added that the speed efficiency of the vehicle will be kept under check if the temperature outside increases beyond 70°Celsius. “To keep the effect of the temperature under check, there is an in-built automotive temperature sensor water sprinkler to keep the source panels cool,” he said. The car also has a GPS tracking system and an attached GSM camera. Manufactured at a cost of Rs 1.5 lakh, the vehicle has been termed as the future vehicle of India.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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