The demand for electric vehicles is continuously increasing. While on the one hand the major automakers are engaged in introducing new models in this segment, while the common people are also not missing out on experimenting. One such recent case has come to light from Delhi, where a 15-year-old teenager has made an electric Royal Enfield bike from scrap parts. It is being told that about 45,000 rupees have been spent in making this bike.
Rajan, a student of class 9 in Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya located in Subhash Nagar, Delhi, has done this feat. Old bikes with scrap have been used to make this electric bike. Rajan told the media that, it took about 3 months to collect the parts of this bike and in just 3 days this electric bike has been prepared by assembling all the parts.
This is not the first time that Rajan has made an electric vehicle. Earlier, he had manufactured electric bicycles, but the speed control mechanism was not used in that cycle. Due to which he became a victim of an accident and he was also injured. During the lockdown after this incident, Rajan spent time with the mechanics working in the shops near his house and got all the information related to the electric vehicle and Built this electric bike.
Told a lie to the father, but got success:
Rajan’s father Dashrath Sharma told the media that Rajan has been a curious child since childhood and was very fond of electronics. He said, “He lied to me to work on this electric bike and said he got a project to recycle the bike from school.”
Dashrath said, “He got hurt several times while welding while preparing the bike but he didn’t give up and kept working. I didn’t have time to help him with this project because of my work, but he spent the whole time alone. Staying built this bike.”
How is this electric bike:
According to a report published in India Today, an old Royal Enfield has been used to make this bike. Which was bought by Rajan from the scrap market of Mayapuri for Rs 10,000. Rajan claims that this electric bike gives a driving range of up to 100 km in a single charge. Apart from this, this bike can run at a speed of 50 km per hour in the city and 80 km per hour on the highway. A wooden box has been installed in the middle of this bike, in which the battery is kept.
photo credit: ANI