Waaree Solar Module to power innovative Electric Solar Vehicle developed by Engineering students
In its constant endeavour to support young engineering minds having passion and innovation, Waaree Energies Ltd. has sponsored the making of Electric Solar Vehicle by the VJTI RACING – the collegiate club of VJTI College, Mumbai. The club has been constantly participating in events involving manufacturing of ATV’s and formula-type cars.
The main idea was to make a vehicle that is feasible to manufacture on an industrial scale and also economically viable for all sections of society, a technology that provides an efficient way of transportation using renewable source of energy. The car uses seamless pipe chassis which makes it easier to manufacture. It has a compact design and provides high manoeuvrability & short turning radius. The car is driven by 2KW BLDC motor along with well-engineered power transmission which helps in achieving high speeds with low consumption of power. The area and positioning of solar panels is chosen with utmost optimization so that all energy requirements are met. The car uses Li-ion batteries by virtue of their less charging time, increased output and at the same time reducing the overall weight.
Apart from the above mentioned features, safety of the car is also given paramount importance. The car is equipped with dual braking system which are fool proof and reduces probability of failures. It also consists of an over-travel switch to reduce damage due to panic braking. A major innovation is the distress caller for driver safety. Other innovations include regenerative circuits to maximize power usage.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Jignesh Rathod – SBU head at Waaree Energies Ltd. commented that ‘the car design is pioneering in the field of technology, optimization & sustainability. We hope our small contribution for this venture turns out to be fruitful & the vehicle attains the outreach it is destined to reach’.