By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
Pakistan News & Features
A group of students of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET),
Karachi , has produced a solar-energy
operated car which has been further modified to be used during night time.
The group members have developed this car as a project of their final semester with the cooperation of the university.
The group comprises of Sajjad Jaffery, Abdul Rehman, Fahad Iqbal, Aamir Iqbal, Mohammed Farooq and Mohammed Awais Qureshi.
They have requested both the government and industrial sector to provide help in the production of this car on commercial basis.
The production of the car on large scale basis will prove more beneficial in the wake of existing fuel crisis as well as will be highly cost effective, the talented engineering students felt.
After modification, the car can now be run both on solar energy and electricity and can be regarded as environment friendly.
“Besides use for long journey, the car can carry passengers from airport and transport commercial cargo from one factory to other and to the market,” the developers of the six-member group, stated.
The car derives energy from sun through solar panels fixed at the back of the car while electricity a 220 volt battery has been provided. 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 electric operated car.