July 20, 2021 6:09:43 pm
A couple of engineering students from a Gujarat college have designed and built a motorbike that runs on both petrol and electricity.
VVP Engineering College students came up with the idea of a hybrid motorbike that can run about 40 kilometres with fully charged batteries.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Dr Maniar, dean of the Mechanical Department of the college, said that the reason behind coming up with the hybrid model was the skyrocketing fuel prices.
“The main reason for developing this is that fuel prices are skyrocketing. There are many issues with e-vehicles like high prices, slow charging, etc. So, we thought of a vehicle that can run on both,” he told the news agency.
According to Maniar, the seventh-semester students came up with the hybrid idea on an already existing petrol engine of a bike.
Gujarat | Students of VVP Engineering College in Rajkot develop a motorbike that can run on both petrol and electricity.
“Fuel prices are skyrocketing. E-vehicles have issues like slow charging. So we thought of a vehicle that can run on both,” Dr Maniar, Dean, Mechanical Dept pic.twitter.com/VEyOcU1IkQ
— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2021
Many netizens, who came across the news, lauded the students for their innovation. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
— Tarun Gajjar (@tarungajjar) July 19, 2021
Nice! Ram Ram, ji!
— Anujit Kumar Mukhopadhyay (@AnujitKumarMuk1) July 18, 2021
— Vikiii2222 (@vikiii2222) July 19, 2021
— 🇮🇳𝓐𝓼𝓱𝔀𝓲𝓷𝓲 𝓡𝓪𝓳𝓮💕 (@Ashwini_Raje) July 18, 2021
Electric vehicles are the future of India.
— DB (@tw2DB) July 18, 2021
Great achievement for the students…
You all are the true and bright future of India.🥇👍
— Sanket Pandya (@Im_Snkt) July 18, 2021
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