WHO ARE WE?
SolarMobil is a student solar car team from Manipal Institute of Technology, based in Manipal, Karnataka. Our college is a constituent of the esteemed Manipal University. We are a team of undergraduate students of various disciplines of engineering. The team aims to build solar vehicles for a clean future and abides by its motto of ‘Imagineering the future’.
Reach us : http://www.solarmobilmanipal.in/
WHAT DO WE DO?
Since 2011 our team has built two prototypes in the past, namely – The FREYR-1 and SERVe (Solar Electric Road Vehicle). Our last venture – SERVe was unveiled at a joint press conference with our product development and research partner Tata Power Solar in 2015.
The project was awarded the third prize at CII Conference in 2014. We also won the first prize at QuEST Global Ingenium 2015.
Our work has been covered by major online and offline publications including BBC Auto, Times of India, NDTV Auto, among others.
WHAT IS OUR PROJECT?
The team is currently working on its third project and intends to build a commercial solar car prototype fit for the Indian roads.
SM-S1 is a 4-seater, 4-door sedan with a top speed of 95 Kmph and 160Km range. Few highlights of the Project 3 include:
- Aesthetic sedan-type design.
- Real-time updates for the driver.
- Two motors for increased power.
- Emergency and Parking brakes for safety.
- Wiring as per ARAI regulations.
WHAT DO WE NEED MONEY FOR?
A project of this scale requires sound financial backing along with material support and the requisite tools to reach to the challenge. We hope that you will extend support to this universal cause.
WHY SUPPORT US?
One: We care for our environment
Lest we forget, our environment is a shared resource. It is something we all must strive to protect.
One simple reason: We care for our sponsors and supporters.
The team constantly keeps in touch with all its benefactors and aims to provide them with updates on everything happening in our workshop. We owe all our success to our supporters.
The project is operated on a not-for-profit basis.
SolarMobil is a unique project in many ways, including:
- Built India’s first family passenger solar electric car
- Well established solar car project in India
- Tremendous social media and print media outreach.
HOW CAN YOU TRUST US?
The team consists of passionate students who voluntarily spend their time, even weekends and their vacations working on this project. We have all dreamt of the same thing: to shift the automobile industry’s dependence from oil to a source for which we don’t have to dig the earth, but just look right above!
You can trust us to put your funds to the right use in this project. We are on the verge of completion and just need a little push to get it across the finish line. Help us make the world a better place!
If you or anyone you know, who has creative project idea, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.