Advanced Dynamics focuses on introducing affordable electric vehicles in Bangladesh to accelerate the growth in clean transportation. In the summer of 2019, Tauseef Anwar and Gopal Kumar Mohoto completed a 2,100 km journey from Teknaf to Tetulia with the country's first solar electric vehicle.
The Solar EV was developed from an SUV's framework. It was powered by a 30KW motor, a 36Kwh lead-acid battery, 350W solar body parts, and a 2.2Kw built-in intelligent charger. The net energy consumption for the 2,100km journey was about 470kWh as the vehicle consumed ~500kWh and regenerated ~30kWh energy. For a journey of this range, a Tesla would have a net consumption of around 400kWh. The net energy consumption was high since half the trip was spent driving in the rain, reducing the amount of solar power generated due to cloudy skies and low sun exposure. Apart from testing their Solar EV, they also mapped out potential charging stations for future EVs.
The Tanguar Racing Team conducted this project. The name 'Tanguar' comes from a unique wetland ecosystem in Bangladesh, and the name was chosen to increase environmental awareness. Apart from building and driving Bangladesh's first solar EV, they will also be taking part in an 80-day race arranged by the Netherlands alongside numerous other global zero fossil fuel vehicles.