Kerala man makes electric vehicle that can run 60 km in just Rs 5 to counter rising fuel prices
In 2018, Antony began to contemplate creating an electric vehicle from scratch
The number of individuals using electric vehicles will grow as the technology evolves and becomes more accessible to the general public. Nevertheless, electric vehicles in general, and electric cars in particular, remain prohibitively expensive in India, since the cheapest electric car available in the country is the Tata Tigor EV, which costs Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and has a long waiting list.
As a result, Antony John, 67, a career consultant from Kerala, decided to build an electric car so that he can drive between his home and office, a distance of 30 km. Before, he was using an electric scooter for his commute. He began to search for an electric car that would provide him with a pleasant ride and shield him from the sun and rain as he grew older, but none was on the market at the time.
In 2018, Antony began to contemplate creating an electric vehicle from scratch.
To build the car's body, Antony contacted a garage that specializes in bus body construction, and the garage built the car's body according to his design, which he got online.
Two persons can fit in this little vehicle. According to Antony, the car's body was built by a workshop, but the electrical work was done by himself.