Unique Solar-Powered Car - Develop By G Pullaiah Engineering College Students

Kurnool: Students of G Pullaiah Engineering College has come up with a new solar car which could help prevent atmospheric pollution. College chairman GVM Mohan Kumar said that it will be useful mainly in rural areas to serve local needs.

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According to Mohan Kumar, earlier, the students had successfully designed a new solar cooker with the Rs. Rs.50000 funding provided for this purpose by the Institute of Engineers, India. 

Following this invention, the students designed the solar car at a cost of Rs 1.2 lakh. Dr K Mallikarjun, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, said the students - Nirmal Kumar, Ashish, Hussain Basha, Sainath Goud, Ranjith, Anil and Yogesh - formed a group and worked hard for four months to develop the car. 

The solar car, which has a maximum speed between 35 to 40 Kmph, could run up to 150 km when charged fully. The cost of production of this car is Rs 70,000. 
Source: http://www.thehansindia.com

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