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Class 10 boy makes electric-powered bike using old parts in Rs 25K


Team Udayavani, Feb 14, 2021, 9:54 AM IST

Chikodi: A young man from the border town of Nipani, Belagavi district used his lockdown time to make an electric bike.

Prathamesh, son of Vasanthi and Prakash Sutar, is a class 10 student.

With the help of family members, spare parts of old bikes, a lead-acid 48 voltage battery, a 48 voltage motor, a 750-watt motor, a motor and battery controller he built the bike all at a cost of Rs 25,000.

Prathamesh’s electric bike can cover up to 35 kilometres on a full charge which takes 4 hours. The bike has a speed of 40 kilometres per hour and also has reverse riding.

“While attending Modern English School in Nipani, I experimented with electric-powered bikes when there was an exhibition at the school. During the lockdown, I built and driven an electric-powered bike using spare parts from old bikes. In addition to serving the country I am interested in studying mechanical engineering,” said Prathamesh.

“Very happy to see my son at an early age, has built an electric-powered bike using discontinued spare parts of bikes,” said Prathamesh’s mother Vasanthi Sutar.

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