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Naveen Rabelli, a 35-year-old engineer has travelled 6200 miles on his solar-powered tuk-tuk from India to the UK

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  • Indian engineer Naveen Rabelli turns heads in the UK with his solar powered vehicle tuk-tuk
  • Rabelli travelled 6200 miles from India crossing multiple countries on his way to reach England
  • The tuk-tuk is an amazing invention for an example of low-cost vehicle powered with renewable energy

Sept 18, 2016: Indian engineer Naveen Rabelli, 35 has reached London and is stunning people at the Exhibition of ‘Low Carbon Vehicle’ in the UK. His pride and India’s proud showcase is the solar-powered tuk-tuk that he travelled on crossing about 6200 miles from India.

The Journey-

He started this bizarre adventurous journey on last February in 2015, with an initiative of raising awareness of solar-charged and electric automobiles as an option low-cost sustainable substitutive mode of transport, reported the Guardian.

He did face troubles in his race of 14,000 kilometres when his wallet and the passport were stolen in France. He hit Dover in England later than he had anticipated because of the delay due to the theft after crossing through 13 countries including Turkey, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Greece. He wishes to end his remarkable journey at the Buckingham Palace.

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Rabelli’s Struggle on the Road-

The beautifully and subtly furnished tuk-tuk is a thing of wonder indeed. It includes basic comforts stuff like a bed, a cupboard of food received from donations of people on the way, a co-passenger seat and a cooker powered by solar energy. On this journey, he had to go through a lot adjusting to a life on the wheels, bathing in the rivers and lakes and relying mostly on food donations, mentioned theindiandiaspora.com.

Rabelli said that he came up with this innovative idea while stuck in traffic with his friend in a usual busy traffic-jam of India with multiple polluting and noisy tuk-tuks around.

Low carbon vehicle. Flickr
Low carbon vehicle. Flickr

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The tuk-tuk is not only turning heads of top car makers and the participants at the exhibition in Millbrook, England; but it has gained interest of many a people from Germany and Switzerland, to use the model of the tuk-tuk in future automobiles.

The beautiful and trendy looking red and yellow tuk-tuk could also be on its way of receiving a permanent address at a famous museum in England.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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