SSUET students produce solar energy car

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KARACHI - Students of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) have produced an environment friendly solar energy operated car that can be used at nighttime as well and can also run on electricity.

The car derives energy from sun through solar panels fixed at the back of the car while a 220 volt battery has been provided that can be charged from the electricity as well.

“Besides for long journey, the vehicle can also be used as commercial cargo from one factory to other and to the market,” said the developers of the car.

The car has DC Motor Controller, Solar Tracker, micro controller and modern LCD which gives indication of battery and solar panel charging as well as speed. The group members have also provided GPRS system in the solar and electricity operated car. The group members have developed this car as a project of their final semester with the cooperation of the university.

The group which consist of Sajjad Jaffery, Abdul Rehman, Fahad Iqbal, Aamir Iqbal, Mohammed Farooq and Mohammed Awais Qureshi,has requested both the government and industrial sector for support in the production of this car on commercial basis.

“The production of the car on large scale will prove more beneficial in the wake of existing fuel crisis and will be very cost effective,” the engineers of tomorrow said.


Courtesy: The Nation

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