Wins cash prize of Rs. 50,000 for best commercialisation worthy electric vehicle
Ludhiana, March 26, 2019: Under CT University’s Research & Innovation Centre for Excellence (RICE), the students have won the Best Start-Up Idea Award with cash prize of Rs 50,000 for best commercialization-worthy electric vehicle in the National Solar Vehicle Challenge 2019 organised by Dynamist Motor Sports at Bangalore.
Elaborating about the winning car, Jaspreet Singh, R&D Engineer, said, “CT students team ‘FIRDOZ’ developed a complete road standard solar electric vehicle powered with a 48 Volt and 1000 Watt BLDC Motor and a battery reservoir of 48 Volt 60 Amp which enables the vehicle to run for 150 kilometres at speed of 50 Kmph with single full charge. The car is very much practical and can have a commercialised use.”
To get into the final round, earlier the FIRDOZ team also received the Best CAD designed vehicle award in the virtual round of NSVC. The material used in the car is high carbon steel and alloy steel. The total process was of eight months wherein fabrication took a month at a cost of Rs seventy thousand.
Vice Chancellor, Dr Harsh Sadawarti, said, “RICE is focusing on nurturing, motivating and guiding young researchers and providing the basic resources and mentoring to convert their innovative ideas into winning products. The win for students is a new feather under CTU’s cap. The team is putting efforts to file a patent for the process used for the developing of car and to further give it a road-worthy look and functioning.”
Managing Director Manbir Singh also congratulated the students involved in the fabrication of the car and for this wonderful achievement.