Solar Energy Tuk-Tuk Arrives in UoM!

December 2, 2016

This Monday evening, Naveen Rabelli came to our university and shared his story about his travel from India to the UK. What’s special is that instead of travelling by plane or by train as usual, he travelled across the world in a solar powered tuk-tuk which is made by himself with his team.


Naveen is an<img class=" wp-image-661 alignleft" src="×169.jpg" alt="_91171795_tuktuk_2_pa" width="302" height="170" srcset="×169.jpg 300w,×337 prix viagra viagra.jpg 600w,×315.jpg 555w, 660w” sizes=”(max-width: 302px) 100vw, 302px” /> engineer and designed his solar powered tuk-tuk in order to raise people’s awareness of d using sustainable modes of transport that are powered by renewable energy. During the designing and making process, he received many engineers’ generous technical support on the mechanical problems and structure of the tuk-tuk in his country. He told us that the most difficult thing is that he needed to test the performance of it again and again from only driving 1 km to even 60 km and sometimes it is frustrating when he can’t make it go further. Finally, he successfully made out the tuk-tuk which can go about 8o km after 3 hours charge.


When talking about his whole journey, he was really excited and proud. He shared his experience and feeling with us which was very inspiring to our engineer students. The long journey from India to Britain took Naveen about 7 https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f26187434%2f193050178547%2f1%2foriginalmonth covering nearly 10000 km and across 10 countries such as Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, and France and so on. He said to us, the highlights have been the way people have helped him out along the way and supported him. He also helped the local people in need and promoted renewable energy to them. When people saw him driving his tuk-tuk, they came forward and took selfies. They were shocked after knowing that it doesn’t require petrol and just powered by solar.


At the end of his talk, Naveen also told us about his further plan. There are still some limits about the tuk-tuk which needs to be solved such as the safety issue and solar battery and power storage problem. He is working on these kinds of issues tomake bulk production and use become possible. And now this lovely tuk-tuk is placed in a museum in the electrical vehicles section in the UK. Come to meet Naveen’s amazing solar-powered tuk-tuk and took a self
with it!

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