The hybrid can cover 80 km on one full charge, carry four passengers
A team of Indian students recently succeeded in designing and manufacturing a hybrid autorickshaw that runs on a combination of solar energy, wind power and petrol.The students claim that this allowed them to cut down on the fuel emissions produced by their vehicle by as much as 90%, and that this feature does nothing to affect the car's performances when on the road.
The Hindu Times explains that this green-oriented autorickshaw needs just one full charge in order to cover a distance of up to 80 km (about 50 miles), all the while transporting as many as 4 passengers.
According to Assistant Professor J.E. Moshe Dayan, the car's makeup encompasses an internal combustion engine, a switched reluctance motor, a wind turbine and a PV system.
As well as this, an energy storage system sees to it that the power collected while harvesting said renewables is carefully tucked away for later use.