Yes ! Right Out of His Garage. This Kolkata Boy Made a Full-Fledged Electric Car.
AN AUTOMOBILE ENGINEER AT HEART, THIS CITY BOY HAS CREATED A WONDER CAR RIGHT FROM HIS HOME GARAGE. SHANKHA MUKHERJEE HAS BROKEN AWAY FROM THE HERD AND CREATED A MACHINE OF HIS OWN.
His car is a 1996 Maruti 800 STD, bought used. The motor produces around 5.4 HP, and is powered by a 48 Volts, 100 Ampere Hour tubular lead acid battery pack.
Can you explain how an electric engine works? How is it different from a petrol engine?
In an electric car, a traction motor powers the driving wheels. The motor is powered by batteries, through a speed controller. A power figure of 5 HP sure sounds puny, but the way an electric motor delivers power, is totally different from of an internal combustion(IC) engine. In an IC engine, one needs to build up the revs to reach its peak power, and this engine speed is pretty high, especially in petrol engines.
To understand the power delivery of an electric motor, let us consider an electric bulb. When we switch on an electric bulb, it glows with its full brightness almost instantly. An electric motor, although a lot complicated, works almost in a similar way as that of an electric bulb. Hence, a lesser powered electric car would produce similar performance when compared to a higher powered IC engine, and the available power is much more accessible and consistent.
The top speed Of his dream car is around 44 Km/Hr.
India plans to save as much as $60 billion in energy costs by 2030.
- Tata family, is expected to bring in India’s first hybrid car when it is launched.
- The car has a dazzling, light exterior design and elegant interiors.
- Its panoramic roof and cantilevered seating system is admirable.
- Tata Megapixel has an all-in-one touch panel to carry out the operator commands.
- The car has a capability to accommodate four members.
- The maximum speed is 110kmph and has good rolling tire resistance.