WRC Pokhara students make solar car
October 2, Pokhara:
A Solar hybrid car has been made by the students from Western Regional Campus (WRC), Lamachaur which was displayed in Pokhara City Hall on Friday.
Solar fueling car was assembled by the fourth year students of mechanical department of WRC. Student Sagar Adhikari said that his team made that environment friendly car to get rid of fuel crunch.
The car has 4 batteries of 100 watt with 12 volt, 150 watt’s 2 solar panels, and a DC motor of 9 watt cost 0.3 million Rupees for the preparation. Another student Krishna Timilsina informed that the car needs 7 hours to get fully charged and can be charged using electricity also. The car has 4 seats including one for driver and was prepared within 1.5 year.
The car with six hours of battery backup can run at the speed of 30 km/h. The scraped parts of old vehicles have been used for building the car that weighs 500 kg.
The 8 Students- Prayas Rijal, Dipesh Karki, Khagendra Karki, Rajan Khanal, Saugat Koirala, Sagar Adhikari, Krishna Timilsina and Sumit Dhakal built the car. The team claimed that they can build deluxe car in 0.8 million rupees if the government help them.