At a speed of 40 kilometres per hour, solar power isn’t bad


The students of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) have developed a ‘solar car’, which won the second prize in the recent project exhibition titled `Karachi Oasis of Harmony’, organised by Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Expo Centre. According to a statement issued by SSUET, the project, prepared by the final year students of Electronic Engineering Department, was also awarded a cash prize of Rs 300,000. The group of students included Fahd Khan, Syeda Bibi Kudbano, Farhan Saeed, Asad Saeed, Shafiq Ahmed and Habib Shaukat. The students gave a demonstration of their car to Engr ZA Nizami, the chancellor SSUET at the university campus. Nizami took a tour around the campus in the car. A number of faculty members and other university staff also gathered on the occasion to witness the achievement of their students. Nizami was highly appreciative of the feat performed by the students and the skills they exhibited and offered them more facilities and funds for producing such innovative projects in the days to come. He described the production of solar-run vehicles the need of the hour with fuel prices continuously going up and said this innovative project of SSUET students could be effectively utilised in the commercial sector. The solar car is a cost-effective, environment- friendly system for transportation which is an electric vehicle powered by solar energy. It has a capacity of seating two people and can reach a speed of 40 km/hr.