Srinagar trainer makes ‘reasonably priced’ photo voltaic luxurious automotive to energy widespread man

The pictures of a photo voltaic powered-car coated with panels on all its accessible surfaces — from the bonnet to the rear windshield — went viral on social media and a Srinagar arithmetic trainer is incomes plaudits for it.

Bilal Ahmed from Srinagar’s uptown Sanat Nagar space labored for 11 years to show his dream solar-powered automotive right into a actuality, turning his ardour right into a devoted mission. The thought behind the innovation lies in his want to create an opulent automotive that does not bleed one’s pocket and will be reasonably priced.

The mission began off as a automotive for the disabled, however monetary points stopped it brief. “Nobody offered me with any monetary help for the mission and I needed to spend over Rs 15 lakh making the fully-automatic automotive,” the innovator rued.

He stated the automotive he has designed now has options which are pretty much as good as different luxurious automobiles. “It should solely run on {the electrical} vitality generated by the monocrystalline photo voltaic panels. I need to make the automotive reasonably priced for widespread individuals,” Ahmed stated.

“Automobiles like Mercedes, Ferrari and BMW are only a dream for a standard individual; few are in a position to afford them. I considered this automotive to provide an opulent really feel to the individuals,” he stated.

Whereas most sports activities automobiles have a seating capability of simply two, Ahmed modeled his car to accommodate as much as 4 individuals, maintaining cost-effectiveness at its core.

“Photo voltaic automotive with #DeLorean #BackToTheFuture type doorways. Definitely appears to be like the half (sic),” former J&Ok CM Omar Abdullah tweeted whereas sharing footage of the automotive.

Basit Zarger, a Kashmiri photojournalist tweeted, “Bilal Ahmed, a maths trainer from Srinagar, has developed a photo voltaic automotive. Bilal has been engaged on this mission for final 11 years.”

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