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Alternative Energy | Off the Grid
 
 
Solar Vehicle, 2011

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SOLAR VEHICLE

 

A student of the Mechanical Engineering faculty from the University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan has successfully built a solar powered vehicle, named Solaron. This eco-friendly vehicle incorporates a battery that is charged by solar panels, thereby producing energy without any exhaust. The battery drives a DC motor that is used to power the vehicle. Farrukh Khan, the student who made this vehicle, says that most of the parts used in this vehicle are from old bicycles, including tires and shock absorbers, whereas the framework is custom built and primarily made from aluminum to keep the vehicle light. The protoype's top speed is listed at 30 km per hour on a smooth road, weighs approximately 60 kilogram and costs around 750 dollars to develop.