18-yr-old makes 4-wheeler with hybrid technology at Rs 7500
Angadippuram: When the four wheeler which was manufactured all by himself started moving, Muhammed Shibin was experiencing a dream come true moment. The 18-year-old fruitfully used the COVID lockdown to make the vehicle based on normal automobile technology used in cars. 10 days of planning and 20 days of hard work finally gave a physical form to his dream.
Shibin made a platform using metal wires and parts and attached it to an old bike engine. Rest of the parts were bought from a spare parts shop. Wiring in the bike was altered and he managed to do all works including welding, drilling, grinding and cutting. Cost of making was mere Rs 7500.
As Shibin added hybrid technology too, the vehicle can move with a self-charging battery even if it runs out of petrol. The vehicle offers a mileage of 40 kilometres while running on petrol. When moving on battery power, the vehicle travels at a speed of 15-20 kilometre for upto 2 hours.
The vehicle can be reversed as it has hybrid electric motor. Shock absorber and other functions are similar to that of a car. Petrol tank has a capacity of 4 litres. Shibin also wants to include combi brake, ABS and self starting systems too on his vehicle.
Having a passion for automobiles, Shibin had already made hydraulic excavator, electric engine, electric cycle, hover board etc during his high school days itself. Shibin completed Plus Two in science stream with 99 percent marks from St Mary's Higher Secondary School in Pariyapuram and is planning to join for mechanical engineering in CUSAT.
Shibin's parents Saithalavi and Regina are teachers at DUHS School in Thootha. His brother Muhammed Shijil, a degree student, is his helper in the tasks. Phone: 8590630392.