Innovative Indian man too poor to buy a motorbike builds own e-bike instead
An Indian man who left school after middle school, showed a lack of formal education is no barrier to innovation, when he built his own e-bike.
The man, who left school after the end of middle school (8th Standard in India, 8th Grade in US, Year 9 in UK) modified his old bicycle into a new battery bike.
Siril Bake, 40, is resident in Harmu village in Ranchi and does small electrical jobs in his village.
He wanted to buy a motorbike but because he is poor and the price of petrol is soaring, he decided to use his electrical skill to make an e-bike instead.
His bike can run 40km with a single charge, at speeds of up to 30km/hr.
Local youngsters are so impressed they now come to him to build one for them too.
Siril says he is now planning to design an electric rickshaw, to drive it and earn more money.