Next generation automobiles at Auto Expo

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Next generation automobiles at Auto Expo

They are young, they are intelligent, they are bright and passionate and, they are the future of India. Flaunting their prowess and their mechanical skills these young guns have surely managed to capture eyeballs of the visitors who thronged the 12th Auto Expo in the City. 

The exhibition, which saw the launch of numerous mean machines and futuristic products by leading automobile manufactures from India and abroad, also served as a platform for a group of students from Lovely Professional University (LPU) to showcase their unique creations at the mega event.

The students of LPU  put on display 15 vehicles at the event which have been conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured by them at the college premises itself. As part of the attractive line-up of vehicles displayed at the Expo there were a family solar car, mobile-operated driverless car, multi-energy smart hybrid car, duel-fuel bike, etc. Developed as a part of the ‘world-class application based curriculum’ at LPU, each project highlighted the young students’ talent and the hardwork that went into creating these marvellous specimens.

One of the major attractions was the duel-fuel bike called the ‘Thud Duo’. The 350cc eco-friendly bike which runs on both LPG and petrol is the brainchild of seven students from the engineering department of LPU. Metrolife spoke to Premendu Pednekar, one of the students who was part of the team to learn more about the finer aspects of the bike.

 “We wanted to work both on its look and efficiency too, because look is one factor which decides the popularity of a product. The bike gives a very good average too, on LPG, it will give 43-45 km/litre and on petrol it will give 25-30 km/litre. We also have ‘high fog headlamps’ and wind energy mobile charger too. It is a single-seater bike with a 40 litre petrol tank and 2.5 kg LPG tank.”

The other students who were part of the core team were Prashant Tyagi, Saurabh Sharma, Saurabh Ahuja and Gurmeet Singh from the III year and Raunak Raj and Tarun Kumar from the V year.
The bike which costs Rs 1,4999 lakhs took them four months to manufacture and companies like BMW and Corel have approached them for their innovation.
 Conceptualised on both inventive and practical factors, these vehicles had freshness in their designs and was not limited by the industry expectation.

Another innovation at the LPU stall was the electric scooter called the ‘Scootech’.
 Prabhjot Singh, a 4th year student who was part of the team, said, “It is a foldable scooter because its rear tyre goes inside. And this battery-operated scooter is worth Rs 30,000 only. It needs three hours of charging and will run at a speed of 25 km/hr for 75 kms. Keeping in mind the 

environmental issues, this scooter if commercialised later will give a lot of benefit to the environment.”

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