By Malayanil @themalayanil
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The 23-year-old and his team designed and built the car which has a top speed of 53 mph and weighs just 463lb.
Engineering student Dhiraj named the car ‘Avenir’ which means future in French.
And the pals hope to one day make the cars a commercial success in India - after creating a five-seater prototype.
Dhiraj said: “Avenir can create more energy than it needs allowing it to travel impressive long distances even without direct sunlight.
“The idea of inventing a solar car came into my mind when I and my friends were working on a college project.
“Now we have made a five seater car that goes at a top speed of 75 mph and has an extended battery life of 75 miles which again has zero carbon emissions.”
Dhiraj and his team built the unconventional one-seater vehicle while studying in college.
They used aluminum and carbon fiber, multi crystalline solar cells, BLDC hard motors and lithium and phosphorus batteries.
Dhiraj said: “We had huge interest in designing an eco-friendly car so I and my team mates built this car.
“This solar car is powered by multi crystalline solar cells with 16.665 efficiency, which is capable of generating one kilowatt of solar electricity.”
The handmade, inexpensive solar car attracts attention on the busy streets of New Delhi, India.
Now business-minded Dhiraj and his team are optimistic about the future of solar cars in India.
Dhiraj said: “I'm focusing on designing more energy efficient cars.
“In future, you will see many solar power and hybrid vehicles on the road because of their unique features.”
The team plans to go fully commercial after all the tests of motors and designs are done.
Dhiraj said: “The solar car would cost around £9600 once it is out in the market for sale.”