E-bike with wireless charging tech developed by students from KL University

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (FN Representative) Students from KL Deemed University (KLU), one of the leading universities in the country for graduation and higher education, have developed a unique ‘e-Bike (electric bike) with Wireless Charging technology’, probably for the first time in India. The innovative prototype was developed by a team of 6 like-minded 3rd and 4th year students from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of KL College of Engineering* along with a few university alumni members.

The e-bike developed by the team at KLU allows people to travel at a maximum speed of 55 Kmph with a charging capacity that can cover between 85 to 100 kms in standard conditions in a single recharge that takes 5hours, the University, which having its campuses in AP and Telangana, said in a release here on Tuesday. The charging technology is coupled with the programmable ‘cell balancing’ feature that releases maximum battery potential for a long-lasting charge. Cell balancing and wireless charging, which are only available in a few places around the world.

The team has retrofitted an existing bike and modified it into a prototype for e-bikes with wireless charging. The team carried out several variations in the design of the bike which include incorporating the ‘BLDC motor’ (Brushless DC electric motor) to gear modules through the controller. The team developed the initial concept and prototype utilizing their free access to state-of-the-art labs and testing facilities provided by the KL Deemed University. The university has also offered a grant of INR 1.40 lakh to the team to incubate this project idea as a start-up. Appreciating the endeavor and achievement of the students, KLU President Koneru Satyanarayana, said, this project of wirelessly chargeable e-Bike is a testimony to the innovative mindset and futuristic approach of the KL University students. While the whole faculty appreciates the passion and the hard work of these students, we reiterate the vision of the University to focus on Research and Innovation for long-term benefits to the students as well as to the country.

We want to thank Dr. Jarupula Somlal,Head of the Department, and the entire faculty of the department of electrical and electronics engineering (EEE) for supporting our energy and vision by granting us these incredible opportunities and resources, said Mr.M.Satyardha Pravashik*, who is a B. Tech EEE final year student. We are proud to successfully complete this project of wirelessly chargeable e-Bike with the team effort and valuable mentoring from our faculty members”, the student added. Among other team members who were part of the project were Mr Charan Sai Tiruvuri, Mr. A Sandeep, Mr Kireeti Polasi, Mr. S Lokesh Babu, Mr V Sai Praveen, students from B.Tech EEE 2017 Batch, and Mr KYashwanth Sai who is an alumni of EEE Department.