The second year students of Hyderabad-based Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology’s mechanical department converted a Pulsar-220 CC petrol motorcycle into a CNG vehicle, reported Indian newspaper Deccan Chronicle. The students include Mohammed Ahmed, Mohammed Shahrukh, Vainateya, Saif Bin Abdullah, Abubakar Pasha, Mohammed Munawwar, Mohammed Muzaffar and Mohammed Ali Junaid.
“We fixed one inlet and one outlet to the vaporizer which is connected to the carburetor (sends gas and air to the engine with its limited quantity) and then arranged it so that the engine works,” said Ahmed.
The student also explained that the motorcycle gives 30 per cent more savings than a petrol-powered one. “We just spent Rs1,500 (US$ 25) to modify the tank and install a CNG kit. It is a one-time investment and you are also helping the environment. Petrol is expensive for students, hence we came up with this economical and eco-friendly idea,” he added.