Eco-friendly wooden jeep creates hype in Pakundia

Published : 23 Jan 2022 09:46 PM

Two brothers named Md. Enamul Haque Bulbul and Imranul Haque have created a stir by making eco-friendly wooden jeep with solar power under Pakundia upazila in Kishoreganj. They have spent 1 lakh 35 thousand taka to make the car. Earlier, Bulbul had responded by making motorbikes and minibuses with solar panels. This time he made a solar-powered four-wheeled wooden jeep.

It is learned that Bulbul along with his younger brother Imranul Haque have built an environmentally friendly and passenger friendly and low cost wooden jeep. For this they have received training and cooperation from the Department of Youth Development. Already a jeep with a capacity of four passengers made by them has started plying in short range.

The four-wheeled vehicle will be powered by solar panels. There is also a charging system. It is capable of running up to 100 kilometers on a single charge. 

The speed is 40 to 45 kilometers per hour. It is powered by a 48-volt battery and a 1,200-watt motor. The vehicle has four seats. It has cost about 1 lakh 35 thousand taka to make. It took two to three months to produce this vehicle.

Earlier, Enamul Haque won the award for the best young inventor at the upazila, district and divisional level by making motorbikes and minibuses with Bulbul solar panels.

Young inventor Enamul Haque Bulbul said he was interested in doing something new since childhood. Earlier I made motorbikes and minibuses with solar. Got quite a response. With an interest in doing something new, I have created an eco-friendly four-wheeled jeep.

He added that now is the time for technology. The use of electric vehicles is slowly increasing. Solar four-wheeled jeeps have been made using wood with emphasis on environment and fuel consumption. 

This will save energy as well as no harm to the environment. The four-wheeled vehicle will be powered by solar panels. There is also a system of charging with electricity. Can run up to 100 kilometers on a single charge.

Pakundia Upazila Youth Deve­lopment Officer Abdul Aziz Akand said the two brothers made the impossible possible with training and cooperation from youth development. It is not possible for them to go ahead with the loan given by the government. 

However, if the debt scale can be increased a little more than they can do something good.

Pakundia Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Rozlin Shahid Chowdhury said the two brothers made a wooden jeep and opened the door to possibilities. He assured them of all kinds of cooperation as well as gave crests to the two in recognition of their work.