Amphibious electric quad bike invented by BTech students to be useful during floods
Alappuzha: A group of engineering students have built an amphibious electric bike that can be used in both land and water. They built the vehicle in order to use for rescue operation during flood havoc. The vehicle has been named amphibious electric quad bike.
The final year BTech students of Mahaguru Institute of Technology in Kattachira manufactured the quad bike. Kattanam natives Yadukrishnan, Mebin Mathayi, Karunagappally natives Sujith Jayakumar and R Kiran are the master brains behind the invention. About Rs 30,000 was spent for building it.
Yadukrishnan's father Chandran Pillai completed the welding works of the vehicle. The quad bike can be operated both on electric and solar power. If the battery dies, it can also be operated using a pedal. The amphibious bike can carry upto 150 kilograms weight and can move at a speed of 60 kilometres per hour.
PVC pipes are fixed on the bottom of the vehicle in order to make it float on water. The leaves of the vehicle is operated using a motor to help it move forward. With this, the ambhibious electric quad bike can be effectively used in both land and water.