Farmer in Odisha builds solar-powered car during lockdown

A farmer in Mayurbhanj has built a four-wheeled electric vehicle that runs on a solar-powered battery.

Sushil Agarwal from Karanjia subdivision of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district built the car, powered by 850 Watts motor, 100 Ah/ 54 Volts of battery and can run 300 km on a single charge.

Sushil Agarwal told ANI, “I have a workshop at home. During COVID-19 lockdown, I began working there to create this. It can run for 300 km after full charge”.

He said the battery can be charged fully within 8 and a half hours

“It is a slow charging battery. Such batteries have a long life, It will last till 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 3 months since he completed the work on the vehicle which is still in its initial frame

The idea to build his own car hit him during the boring lockdown days and he started assembling the parts one by one to construct his vehicle.

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