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Futuristic Car runs at 331km/KWs designed by Ghulam Ishaq Institute

Faryal Nadeem Apr 12, 2017
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After months of hard work and the ultra-energy efficient vehicle, the weekend of intense competition, enthusiastic and bright students of the team Hammerhead from the well-known university Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute have got 6th position on the leaderboard at the competition of Shell Eco-marathon 2017. The competition is held from March 16-19 in Singapore. The competition aims to make the future festival, one of the renowned shells flagship program.

The platform of MAKE THE FUTURE helps to bring innovation and collaborate around the global energy challenge. The festival hosts an interactive display, which allows visitors to create and develop energy through the gravity, sports, and movement.

At the event, 15 young entrepreneurs all over the globe share their ideas by creating the gadgets that consume more energy but emits less CO2.

The engineer from the FAST University, Sanwal Muneer, was in the finalists. He is the CEO of Capture mobility. Capture mobility is a company, which produces wind turbines along with the solar panels through which streetlights are powered, as well as the traffic signals that absorb carbon pollutants on the highway.

Shell Eco-Marathon conducts the 8th competition by challenging the students from all over the Asian region to show innovative and mobile solutions. The passionate students succeed to build, drive and design the energy efficient cars, which will inevitably run on the streets. Students were able to participate in two categories.

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  • Prototype- in this category students have to present the aerodynamic and futuristic vehicles.
  • Urban Concept- innovative and highly economical vehicles that resemble the modern cars.

The vehicles introduced by the teams must have to utilize any of the energy types to compete.

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Ethanol
  • Gas to Liquid
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Fuel made from natural Gas
  • CNG
  • Electric battery
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell

The car, which was designed by the Team Hammerhead, also competed in the category of battery electric prototype. The car used Lithium Ion Battery module BN4820LK 48V 20Ah with an IR2110 MOSFET Driver circuit and motor MY1020z 450 Watt 48volt.

Another prototype presented by the young students was by PNEC NUST team who got successful in winning the off track Communication Award for the winning, and aggressive PR campaign contributes to promote the Shell Eco Marathon, which showcases the engineering brilliance demonstrated in their car design. This will create awareness and will surely motivate the young and skilled future engineers to participate next year as well.

The head of Shell Pakistan said that

This platform is fantastic and helps to foster innovation and provide an opportunity to the Pakistani Students to compete, learn and participate with many other students’ team all over the region. The Shell Eco-Marathon encourages the young students to build the fuel-efficient vehicle for the future of Pakistan.

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