As the country plans to introduce Electric Vehicle in the transport sector, the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Development under College of Science and Technology is developing sufficient technical knowledge and experience in the field of electromobility.
Three final year undergraduate Electrical Engineering students are working on the modeling and fabrication of a prototype solar electric vehicle and a master’s student is studying the Impact of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on low voltage network stability due to EV charging.
A single motor configuration with a rating of 1000 watts is used in the rear axles of the vehicle to drive the load. The prototype vehicle has a battery bank capacity of 3.36 kWh and a range of 16 km could be achieved.
The concepts of low power drive Electric Vehicle can apply to the airports, high-end resorts, hotels, hospitals, sports stadiums, construction areas, etc.
Through such projects, the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Development would like to enhance experimental learning, leadership development, built partnership with local industry and encourage creativity, innovation among students.
The JB Solar Solutions, a private enterprise in Phuentsholing supported the students’ works by providing the fabrication tools and workspace during their On the Job training period from December 2018 to January 2019.