UIT students and instructors convert a scrapped old vehicle into an electric vehicle.

A group of students and teachers altered the engine of the unused car to make it into an e-car . The vehicle can carry four people and travel up to 50 kilometers per hour on a single charge .

Prayagraj: Naini's department of electrical and mechanical engineering (UIT) has succeeded in converting a discarded Maruti 800 vehicle into an environmentally friendly, non-polluting, and cost-effective electric vehicle.A group of students and teachers altered the engine of the unused car to make it into an e-car that was launched for on-campus rides by vice-chairman UGI Satpal Gulati in the presence of UIT principal Prof Sanjay Srivastava.This was a petrol-powered Maruti 800 car that had been lying idle on the campus for years, according to Prof Sanjay Srivastava.It has now been completely rebuilt and converted into an electric vehicle powered by battery backup.

According to him, the brushless DC motor is integrated with the gearbox, and an external controller is used to control the DC motor's speed.According to him, the vehicle can carry four people and travel up to 50 kilometers per hour on a single charge at an average speed of 30 km/h.Prof Swaroop Mallick said that in the initial stage of this project, a team of students from the fourth year electrical engineering department was also responsible for analysing different kinds of motors and their specifications that are available in the market as per suitability for the electric vehicle.The car's complete transformation took around five months and cost around Rs 80,000.

We're also working on a way to charge its battery by using solar panels, so that the vehicle will be entirely dependent on renewable energies, he said.