Jalandhar, August 19, 2015: Society for Automotive Engineering-Northern India Section(SAENIS) and Lovely Professional University have collaborated to host SAE India’s eco-friendly national event ‘EFFICYCLE 2015’ in October 2015. SAE is a national body for the automobile engineers and has been working with individuals from top automobile community including engineers, executives and academicians since 2002. Effi-cycle is annual national event which is to promote renewable and alternative energy usage. During the event, a huge participation of 101 student-teams from across India will showcase students’ vehicle mobility expertise.
SAENIS Executive Director Anoop Kacker and LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal signed an MoU in this regard. Chief Research Manager of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd Dr Reji Mathai and International Centre for Automotive Technology representative Mr H Singh witnessed the collaboration ceremony. Starting from Diesel engines and the present day Hybrid engines, automotives have always been a touchstone of a society’s progress. SAENIS in a similar endeavour presents a new milestone in the realm of “Green Technology” - SAE Effi-cycle competition. Students are required to design, simulate and fabricate a highly efficient human powered vehicle that is aerodynamic and ergonomically stable.
SAE NIS serves for designing, manufacturing, servicing of vehicles & systems that work in air, space and on land. It has more than 7200 members comprising of stalwarts of the industry and members from the student community. SAEINDIA Northern Section covers Rajasthan, UP, Uttaranchal, Uttarakhand, Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, HP, and J&K. The event is being supported by Maruti Suzuki, Indian Oil Corporation and ICAT.
Mr Anoop Kacker elaborated: “EFFI-CYCLE (Efficient-Cycle) event will make students compete by presenting vehicle of three wheel-configurations. This vehicle with seating capacity of two passengers is to be powered by human-electric hybrid power. The objective is to promote innovation and generate consciousness amongst young engineers towards environment friendly mobility solution. Going under various rounds of competition, winning students will be suitably awarded also. In fact, we are aiming to bring forth more of the change-agents who can create something unique of their own.”
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “This collaboration will bring more brilliant results for the innovative students in the section. I feel proud while sharing that our university is already having a very efficient SAE Collegiate Club-LSCC at its campus. LSCC has participated in many national and international events like ‘India International Trade Fair’ and ‘Auto Expo – The Motor Show’ to showcase students created projects. It has also hosted many events including ‘Electric Vehicle Solar Championship’, ‘International Go-Karting Championship’ to promote the use of alternate source of energy in India. LPU students, under the supervision and guidance of their teachers, have already developed many multiple projects/vehicles running on the non-alternative source of energy like Solar Car, Smart Car, Driverless Car, ATV Car & Bike etc.”
Wednesday, August 19, 2015