It all started when a team of 5 students came together with a dream - to built a solar car that can run on the bountiful sunshine in the country, writes Manu AB.
“The team is really passionate to learn and do something for making people's life better through imagineering. We recruited a passionate team from various disciplines of MIT, Manipal and started off our journey,” says Anudeep Reddy, who headed the SolarMobil team.
The car which has a 30 kmph cruising speed, can travel a distance of 150 kms on a fully charged battery. It features the concept of ‘Direct Solar Drive’, where the car runs directly from solar power with minimal acceleration. Lightweight and aerodynamic design with aesthetic looks makes it a remarkable innovation.
At the event, their efforts were appreciated and they were asked to explore the possibility of applying this concept towards building in-campus ‘green vehicles’ or ‘green ambulances’.
Image: SERVe can be driven at night too. Photograph, courtesy: SolarMobil Manipal