Harshad Kashaalkar, Loksatta
alibag– It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Out of this need, a young man from Tala Taluka has built a Chucky battery-powered jeep. This jeep made from scrap material is currently the object of everyone’s curiosity.
Viraj Tilak from Tala has a cable business. They have to travel constantly for business purposes; But rising fuel prices have made the trip more expensive. So he constantly felt the need to have a vehicle without gasoline and diesel; But there was a choice of battery powered vehicles on the market. But those cars were expensive. Unable to afford it, he decided to build his own battery-powered car.
Waste collected from the town dumps. Welder, drill, cutter and riveter brought from friends. Some friends agreed to cooperate in this work. Matched the baggage of old broken down cars. After seven days the work of making the car began. Two or three attempts failed; But he did not give up. She started working again. But then there was success. Steering, suspension, pick-up, reverse gear tested. She was successful.
Four batteries are used for this vehicle. Once charged, the vehicle usually travels 70 to 80 kilometers. This train can travel at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour. Car charging costs around 25-30 rupees per day.
The car, which was built by Viraj and his associates, is currently a topic of curiosity for everyone. College engineering students also flock to the pool to see his car.
Fuel prices have risen. The battery powered vehicles available in the market are not within the reach of the common man. So my friends and I decided to build this car. It was very successful. We intend to build more vehicles of this type in the near future. The government should encourage this.
– Viraj Tilak, car manufacturer