Indian Students Developing Electric Vehicles Technology

Indian Students Developing Electric Vehicles Technology

In a pollution heated world, challenges are coming to maintain our environment pollution free and keeping the pace of Economic Growth. The car industry, taking this challenge transforming themselves from the diesel engine to Electric Vehicles (EV).

Throughout the world, we are witnessing a transformation from Diesel or Petrol engine to Electric Engine to make our environment safer and keep sustainable development goal main criteria.

Electric Vehicles technology unlocks a door of a pollution-free transport system. India is Preparing herself to implement this revolutionary technology.

Automakers including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, MG Motor and Audi have announced plans to launch EVs in India over the next two years. Students from India colleges also shows the potential to develop this technology in home ground.

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Shell Eco-marathon is a worldwide energy efficiency competition where Participants build automotive vehicles to achieve the highest possible fuel efficiency. Shell Eco-marathon to be held in Chennai from December 6-9, 2018.

Students will come up to this event from various parts of India and able to develop prototype EVs. Students of Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) have created an EV prototype that, can run up to 350-km on a single charge.

Team Averera, have built a lightweight, three-wheeled EV with a customized motor controller.

Himanshu Sahu, team manager of Averera, said “We are working on an EV prototype, considering it is the next big thing in the smart mobility space and will help in addressing the energy challenges the world is facing today,”

NIT Raipur’s team Astra has developed an EV that can maximize the utilization of energy which is stored in the battery for propulsion of the vehicle. Team Thrusters of the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, has developed an EV prototype that is claimed to provide a mileage of 150km per kWh.

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Himanshu Dwivedi, its team manager, said that developing eco-friendly EVs to promote energy-efficiency and low-emission systems is the need of the hour.

These Teams and many others have cleared phase 1 of the fuel-efficiency competition.

There are three energy categories within Shell Eco-marathon: battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, an internal combustion engine (gasoline, diesel, or ethanol). Indian students are also exploring this area.

Team BITS from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, has designed a car prototype that runs on ethanol, returning a claimed mileage of about 100kpl. Students of Gujarat’s Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University have made an electrical battery to keep the vehicle light.

However, most of this technology is not market ready but they show a lot of potentials. More research and investment are required to scale up their technology.

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