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07 November 2019

Pramod Kumar Das

Balasore: A college student from Kasaba village under Soro block of Balasore district have been successful in building prototype of an electric cycle and plans to launch his own brand "L-Benz" by June 2020.

Jibanjyoti Nayak, son of Gajendra Prasad Nayak and Jyotirma Nayak, has surprised his near and dear ones by his innovation through which he plans to fight air pollution.

It was a tough task for +3 science student Jibanjyoti to collect raw materials for his dream project. Finally he was able to build the electric cycle prototype which runs on 24 volt 250 watt geared motor.

While it takes three hours to fully charge the battery, it can run for around 35 to 40 kilometres at a speed reaching 35 kmph at a single charge. On battery discharge, the rider can also pedal to the destination.

Besides accelator, head lamp and tail light, Jibanjyoti has also fitted a mobile charger and battery charger to the electric cycle.

It cost him around Rs 13,500 to build the prototype and he plans to launch the final product with a market price of Rs 16,000. He is also holding talks with one or two companies that can supply him various parts and components for the product.

Jibanjyoti Nayak, Young Innovator

Gajendra Prasad Nayak, Father