The COVID-19 lockdown surely helped people rethink about their passion and pushed many into trying some innovative things.
One of the few who tried something new amid the lockdown is Prathamesha Sutara, a class 10 student from Belgaum district in Karnataka who created an electric bike all by himself during the pandemic.
The vehicle can cover a distance of 40 kilometres once after charging the battery. Prathamesha’s father Prakash Sutara, an electrician by profession, was over the moon when he saw what his son had created.
Prathamesha used almost everything from his father’s garage for building the bike and did a fantastic job of it! He bought Lead Acid 48 voltage battery, 48 voltage motor and 750-watt motor and built the electric rechargeable motor.
A News18 report quoted him as saying, “fuel prices are skyrocketing these days and common man cannot afford the current fuel price. I was sitting idle at home during lockdown and post lockdown too since schools were closed. So, I decided to do something on my own and I built electric bike with the help of my father.”
“After charging the battery, it gives mileage of 40 kms. The maximum speed of the bike is 40 km per hour. Another speciality is that this bike has reverse gear,” Sutara explained.
Prakash Sutara is proud of his son and says, “I am really happy for my son as he used to free time for a good job. Being an electrician, even I did not know much about electric bike mechanism. I have learnt from my son during his adventure and I am hopeful that one day he will do something bigger which will make us feel more proud.”