Making full use of the lockdown, this 15-year-old boy made an affordable electric bike

unbridled. The year 2020 was nothing less than a long holiday for children all over the world. This was the period for him, when he enjoyed a lot, got entangled in computer games. But, a 15-year-old child made full use of this holiday. Prathamesh Sutara, a resident of Nippani taluk of Belgaum district, has made an electric bike on his own in the midst of this epidemic. On this electric bike, you can cover a distance of up to 40 kilometers after charging once.

Actually, during the lockdown amid the pandemic, Prathamesh thought of some creative work. He asked his parents to prepare an electric bike. Prathamesh’s father Prakash Sutara was happy to hear that his son was going to do some kind of work. Prakash Sutara is an electrician. His family supported Prathamesh a lot.

parts made from scrap materials
After this, Prathamesh started collecting all the junk that could be used to make him a bike. Since, his father is an electrician himself, he got most of the necessary components from his father’s garage. After this Prathamesh made 48 volt Lid Acid Battery. Apart from this, he prepared one motor each of 48 voltage and 750 watts and an electric rechargeable motor.

took help of internet
Talking to News18, Prathamesh Sutara said, ‘In today’s time fuel prices are skyrocketing and common people cannot afford that much. Lockdown and even after that I was sitting at home. After school was closed, I thought of doing something on my own. After this I made an electric bike with the help of my father. For this, I also did some research on the internet so that I could get the right information.

Spent only 25 thousand rupees
Prathamesh has spent only Rs.25,000 to prepare this bike. Compared to the price of electric bikes available in the market, it is very economical.

Prathamesh told, ‘After charging once, it gives a mileage of 40 kilometers. The maximum speed of this bike is 40 kilometers per hour. One special thing is that this bike also has reverse gear.

proud father’s chest
Prakash Sutara proudly says on this achievement of his son, ‘I am very happy for my son as he used his free time for good work. Even after being an electrician, I myself did not know much about electric bike mechanism. During this adventure, I got to learn a lot from my son as well. I hope that one day it will do something big, so that we will be proud of it.

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