The single bar bicycle has been taking the responsibility of being the country’s most trusted mode of transport for many decades now, but with the ongoing electrification of automobiles in the country, this good old bicycle became long overdue for an upgrade. Taking note of this, the inventor and founder of Dhruv Vidyut, Gursaurabh Singh has designed a stunning device that goes by the name of Dhruv Vidyut Electric Conversion Kit (DVECK) which helps the single bar bicycle used by the majority of Indian citizens to transform into a motorised and battery-powered vehicle.
Impressed by this phenomenal device, Mahindra and Mahindra Group chief Anand Mahindra who is known for tweeting fascinating things from time to time, used his Twitter handle to share this amazing invention. The Mahindra boss in 3 part tweet shared a video of this exact invention and wrote, “This has been doing the #Signal rounds the last few days. Not the first device in the world to motorise a cycle. But this is a) An outstanding design—compact & efficient b) Rugged-loved the working in mud, making it an off-roader! c) Safe d) Savvy—a phone charging port!”
Singh who is the inventor of this conversion kit created it to transform the lives of 58 percent of commuters of our nation that use the single bar bicycle in their routine to go back and forth their jobs. In the video, the specifications of the conversion kit have been displayed in a unique way as the inventor displays various placards placed in the background while riding his motorised bicycle. Some of the highlighted specifications of this kit are that it has a 25 kmph top speed along with a 170 kg payload capacity. The conversion kit also has a range of 40 km in a single full charge.
Later on in the video, Singh also showed some of the features of the kit by putting it through its paces. The founder firstly showed that even after being submerged in mud, the kit still worked flawlessly and moments after that he also lit the kit on fire to show its fireproof capabilities and finally, he threw a bucket of water to tell that the kit is also waterproof.
Some others features that were highlighted in the video were that the kit is a complete bolt-on part and no welding, cutting and modifications are required for it to fit. The video also highlighted that the kit is made of aircraft-grade aluminium and because of which it is lightweight and rustproof. The kit also comes equipped with a Phone charger and USB port along with the a port for charging the kit. Lastly, the inventor also shows him cycling on the bicycle as it mentions that the kit can be charged to 50 percent with just 20 mins of pedalling.
Anand Mahindra in the second and third part of his tweet praised the inventor and his invention and said, “But what I appreciate most is his empathy and passion for those hard working people for whom the humble cycle is still the primary mode of transport. It’s a good reminder for all automakers focussing on disruptive EVs that THIS EV revolution may be the most important one.” He also added, “It’s not inevitable that this will succeed commercially or be substantially profitable, but I still would feel proud to be an investor…Grateful if someone can connect me with Gursaurabh”
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