(Xinhua / Miso Lisanin / IANS)
Students at KL Deemed University, Hyderabad, have developed a unique electric bicycle with wireless charging technology.
The innovative prototype was developed by a team of six like-minded third- and fourth-year students from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the KL College of Engineering together with some former students from the university.
The electric bicycle developed by the KLU team allows people to travel at a maximum speed of 55 km / h with a load capacity that can cover between 85 and 100 km under standard conditions in a single recharge that takes five hours.
The charging technology is combined with the programmable cell balancing function that unleashes the full potential of the battery for a long-lasting charge. The electric bike has futuristic features, including cellular balancing and wireless charging, which are only available in some parts of the world.
The team developed the initial concept and prototype using their free access to laboratories and testing facilities provided by the university, which also has campuses in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The team adapted an existing bicycle and modified it to make it a prototype of electric bikes with wireless charging. The team carried out several variations on the bicycle design including the addition of the BLDC (Brushless DC Electric Motor) motor to the gear modules via the controller.
The university has offered a grant of Rs 1.40 lakh to the team to incubate this project idea as a start-up.
"While the entire faculty appreciates the passion and hard work of these students, we reiterate the university's vision to focus on research and innovation for the long-term benefits of the students and the country," said Koneru Satyanarayana, President of KL Deemed University.
"We have been interested in building prototypes and participating in competitions from our first year. KL University laboratory projects provided a solid foundation for working with components, measurements, machines and power electronics," said M. Satyardha Pravashik, student Senior B.Tech who was part of the team that developed the electric bicycle.
Other team members who were part of the project were Charan Sai Tiruvuri, Sandeep, Kireeti Polasi, S. Lokesh Babu, V. Sai Praveen, all students from batch B. Tech EEE 2017 and K. Yashwanth Sai, alumnus of the department of EEE.
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