Student develops economical electric car

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Mathura, Mar 24 (UNI) A student of G L A College of Engineering and Technology has developed a two-seater electric car, that can be made commercially available in less than a lakh rupees.

Final year Mechanical Engineering student Pradeep Kumar Rahi claimed that the 525-kg vehicle can clock 110 kms when the battery is charged fully, and it roughly incurs an expenditure of 37 paise per km. The vehicle can reach a maximum speed of 66 kms per hour.

Addressing a news conference here yesterday college chairman Narain Das Agarwal announced that the expenditure incurred on the car's development would be reimbursed.

''The college management would help him in case Rahi decides to commercially launch the vehicle,'' Mr Agarwal said.

Meanwhile, Rahi said his aim was to develop an economical car for the masses that could run without fossil fuels.

He had visited several automobile factories to get the feel of real life automotive engineering before developing the car.


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