In 2009, Bilal Ahmed of Kashmir, India, came across a news article that predicted exponential increases in gasoline prices in the future, which inspired him, and today this math teacher is the first-ever electric car in his state, which works in solar power.
"I'm an innovator, not a car manufacturer," he said in an interview. Ahmed converted his 1998 Nissan Mikra into a solar-powered electric vehicle as an additional way of charging, and it took him 11 years to do so.
Ahmed's car on solar panels was evaluated by network users, calling it "Ilon Mascom of India".
"An innovative car [that's what it calls its modified car] consists of six monocrystal solar panels — on the hood, the back door, doors in the form of a tea wing and roof," Ahmed says.
"Almost 40% of the car's energy comes from solar panels, and I've also experimented with a minimum battery capacity and engine size and found that a 50 mH battery can effectively power an engine of 10 - 20 kW, which gives me a decent range of travel," the engineer said.
He added that he used monocrystal panels for the car because they are known to generate maximum energy even with less solar energy; he explained that they are more efficient and occupy a small surface area.