In the smartphone-era, where people are immersed into smartphone’s screen at the cost of time, here are four students from India’s Lucknow who designed and developed cars that clean air when driven.
As Indian cities now witnessing the worst air pollution ever, including the country’s capital, four school students from Lucknow have built battery-powered cars that’s clean and also make the environment clean while riding through by filtering the air. These cars comes with Dust Filtration System (DFS) which cleans the air around the car when it’s driven.
School Student’s Innovation
The astute kids who made this happen are not even 15 yet – 11yr old Viraj Mehrotra, 9yr old Aaryav Mehrotra, 12yr old Garvit Singh and 14yr old Shreyansh Mehrotra. The group was guided and supervised by Milind Raj, a robotic expert from Lucknow. Filtering the country from sound and air pollution became the idea of the kids to introduce an affordable EV car and help India to be a self-reliant nation.
With a range of 100 kilometers on a single charge, modern design and brushless direct current motor (BLCDM) of 1,000 W and 1,800 W capacities, the car also has dust filtration system (DFS) which makes it to go uniquely talkative about.
A dust filtration system is an air quality improvement system used in industrial, commercial, and home production shops to improve breathable air quality and safety by removing particulate matter from the air and environment. Dust Filtration systems work on the basic formula of capture, convey and collect.
While normal DFS are used in buildings, the kids integrated the miniature version of the same into their cars. However, the efficiency of the filtration system and details about how much of air will be filtered during the run has not yet been mentioned.
About the Cars
The cars were built in just over 250 days and it retains many parts from recycled material. They had machined three different cars with respective to size, shape and design – one being a three-seater, a two-seater and a one-seater.
The cars run on lead-acid battery currently and the student says that they are looking to change it to lithium battery. “This would improve the car’s performance”, says Garvit Singh of Class 6 at Kunskapsskolan School. Garvit and his schoolmates Viraj (class 6) and Amit (class 3) spent ₹2.93 lakhs to build their car.
Speaking on their innovation, Shreyansh Mehrotra a student of Class 10 at the Millennium School said, “I have named my car Murcielago, which is a Spanish name for a bat. I draw inspiration from Elon Musk, who brought a revolution in the electric vehicle sector. It took me ₹2 lakhs (approx.) to develop this battery-running car that purifies the air”.
It seems that they had spent ₹5 lakhs collectively for three cars.
The team foresees to include 5G in the cars and looks forward of developing an ultra-affordable vehicle to promote road safety and transform mobility with the help of internet of things (IoT) in India.
“Anyone who attempts is not a failure”.