Bilal Ahmed, a math teacher from Srinagar, Kashmir, India, set out to build a 'luxurious' and sustainable vehicle that is not just for the super wealthy. He achieved his dream in June of 2022, when he created a solar car. The region is one of India's coolest, with typically gloomy weather, so Ahmed used solar panels which can give higher efficiency even in low sunlight days. His creation is all the more remarkable for having been achieved without any external funding. The inventor is hoping to start a company to mass produce the vehicles, which could also be a golden employment opportunity for young people in the region. While backers are needed, Ahmed already has the support of the innovation center at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar. The center will help connect Ahmed with the industries or forum that can help him.

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