City students to display EV models on Chennai track

City students to display EV models on Chennai track

The students from Bengaluru city are all set to showcase some of their best innovative solutions in the electric vehicle (EV) segment at the Eco-marathon challenger event to be held in Chennai in December.

The event organised by Shell will display fuel and energy efficient vehicles from December 7 to 9.

Nineteen teams are participating in the event of which four teams from Bengaluru will exibhit vehicles on the Madras Motor Race Track.

A  20-member team from Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology will test drive an electric vehicle (EV) prototype.

The team claims to have built an energy-efficient vehicle that uses a brushless DC motor, and a drivetrain for better efficiency.

From RV College of Engineering, a team of 25 students will run their vehicle equipped with a front-steering mechanism, a custom-built motor controller and a telemetry system that will display real-time data to the driver. The vehicle is expected to give a mileage exceeding 80km/kWh.

The students of New Horizon College of Engineering have included flexible solar panels on their EV and have integrated a lithium-ion-powered motor with a kinetic energy recovery system to get
a mileage of 100 to 150km/kWh.

From Christ University, a team of 10 will focus on fuel efficiency and run their prototype under the gasoline category.