Friday, April 19, 2024

Lahore Students Create A Low-Cost Electric Vehicle

Students from Riphah University in Lahore have created a low-cost electric vehicle (EV) that can be mass-produced.

The EV was built by Ammad, Mansoob, and Zameer from the university’s Department of Electrical Engineering for their final year project. They claim it can travel up to 55 kilometres on a single charge and reach a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour.

When asked about their EV’s efficiency, Ammad, Mansoob, and Zameer said that it might be improved by adding better batteries and motors, for which they have requested the government of Pakistan’s help.

The kids did the assembly and programming themselves, and they stated that the designing and assembling cost them Rs. 200,000. “The vehicle’s operational cost comes out at roughly 0.7 Rs./km,” they continued, adding that an industrial equivalent for everyday usage would cost nearly Rs. 500,000.

ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, the EV’s engine contains 48Wh dry cell batteries and a 2 kW motor, and it can be charged at any EV charging station. Temperature sensors are installed in the batteries and the engine of the electric vehicle. It contains proximity sensors on all four sides to notify the driver of impediments, as well as a buzzer to warn of potential crashes.

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