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Indian Innovator Develops 'Kanso' 100cc Hybrid Car

The new fuel efficient two seat car has a top speed of 40 km/hr and cost Rs 1.5 lahk (US$3834). Gogoi pictured with two of the many vehicles he's built in his garage.

Published: 09-Jan-2008

‘Kanso’, a new hybrid car has been developed in Guwahati. The 100-cc two-seater car is the latest innovation of Kanak Gogoi. The youth has already developed eco-friendly bikes, hovercraft and tricycles that have drawn worldwide attention, including leading automobile companies. What is more significant is that the Centre Bits and Atom, a US-based organisation, has extended financial assistance to Gogoi for setting up of a new digital lab for developing his new innovations.

“Kanso is a new concept car which does not have any gear. Altogether four solar panels have been used to generate 320 watt and it will run on solar energy and petrol,” Gogoi told this correspondent today. According to him the new car will be useful for Guwahati roads considering the growing traffic snarls.

Providing more information about the new car, he informed that Kanso is a fuel-efficient car and its maximum speed would be 40 km per hour. “It took nearly two months to complete the car. I have also introduced petrol, so that Kanso can be used if the solar panels develop any problem,” Gogoi said. The manufacturing cost of the car is Rs 1.50 lakh.

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