Students of Delhi Technological University (DTU) designed and demonstrated a supermileage electric vehicle with a mileage of 138 km/KWh.
Aware of the current situation leading to the fuel crisis and climate change, many philanthropists are trying to spread awareness about the advantages of electric vehicles and introducing them to different countries as an alternative for the petroleum-based vehicles. TESLA being at the top of the industry is reaching out to as many countries as possible, but India is lagging a little behind. Understanding this need of the hour, young minds of India took the matter in hand and started creating electric vehicle projects to inspire others too. A group of such students is DTU E-SUPERMILEAGE from Delhi Technological University.
With the motto of “Towards a Greener Future” team, DTU E-SUPERMILEAGE designed a prototype electric vehicle and participated in the national competition Shell Eco-Marathon India in November 2019 and emerged with the official mileage of 138 km/kWh. Made completely with carbon fiber, the vehicle is certified safe by the competition’s jury and also has an extremely aerodynamic design with a drag coefficient of 0.21 that even surpasses the Mercedes A-class sedan with a drag coefficient of 0.22. Though, not available for commercial purposes, the students hope to be part of the revolution for a greener future by taking up more initiatives like these.
The team has proved its credibility numerous time by winning national competitions and this year, they were also crowned as the winners of Shell Eco-Marathon ASIA-2020 in the category of best vehicle design competing against 50 teams from 16 different countries along with 3 other teams from INDIA winning an award in the competition making India proud on an international level.
References – DTU E-Supermileage
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