New Delhi: Conversion of polluting elements into non-polluting elements will significantly bring down the pollution level in the national capital as well in the country, said Akbar Baig, an automotive engineer and Chief Business Officer of BharatMobi.
With the vision of “heading towards pollution-free India,” BharatMobi launched its ‘Bharat Kit’ which is designed to covert the conventional vehicles into electric ones.
“This retrofitting is going to transform people’s life in India as besides being environment-friendly equipment, its operational cost is way lesser than the normal one,” said 24-year-old Baig.
Baig and his 22-year-old companion Asshar Ahmed Shaikh who is the Chief Technical Officer of the startup, have jointly launched this venture in Delhi’s Metropolitan Hotel, where they also demonstrated and displayed their converted Electric Sedan.
“As you have seen that Delhi’s severe air quality forced the government to impose Odd-Even restriction on the people. But the Electric Vehicles were exempted from the ban. Now, you can understand the importance of EVs,” said Shaikh, who represented India in many countries in various tech events.
According to Shaikh, vehicle electrification seems the only solution to three problems — air pollution, traffic congestion and old vehicle scrapping.
“People are not allowed to use vehicles which are older than 15 years. The only reason behind it their high emission. Hence, their conversion into an EV will increase their on-road life,” he said.
Talking about the benefits of Bharat Kit, Baig said, “The specially customised battery performs up to 80 kilometres with an average speed of 80 kilometres per hours after being charged for four to five hours. This reduces its operational cost and the user spends around Rs 36 for 80 km”.
“This no engine car concept simplifies drives for people as no engine is by default a no gear car,” said Baig adding that we are working on some big and unique models to change them into an electric vehicle and one of our ongoing projects is Ford Mustang 1969 Model.