Jalandhar, October 15, 2016: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd & LPU have joined hands to host three-day eco-friendly national competition ‘Efficycle-2016’ at LPU Campus. 105 Effi-Cycle teams of top engineering institutions from across India are presently competing. More than 1500 engineering students and their mentors from top Indian cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Trivandrum, Jaipur, Nagpur, Dehradun, Indore and more have gathered at LPU to exhibit their vehicle expertise. Society for Automotive Engineering-Northern India Section (SAENIS) is promoting the event for usage of renewable and alternative energy in the country. 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. Indian Oil Corporation and ICAT are also supporting the event.
Executive Director (R & D) Maruti Suzuki India & Chairman SAE NIS Mr CV Raman and GM ICAT Mr UD Bangale were Guests of Honour on the inaugural day of the event. Inspiring all the participants, Mr Raman said: “I am enthralled to see the great enthusiasm of young engineering students to work for a ‘Greener tomorrow’. Automotives have always been a touchstone of a society’s progress. Starting from Diesel engines to present day Hybrid vehicles, there has always been an abundance of overturning technologies every day.” He further informed: “The event is to provide students an opportunity to conceive, design and fabricate a three wheel configuration vehicle powered by human-electric hybrid power. The vehicle ought to be capable of seating two passengers catering to the day to day mobility needs. The vehicle must be aerodynamic, engineered for performance & safety and ergonomically designed. The objective here is to promote innovation and to generate consciousness towards environment friendly mobility solutions.”
The three-day event will conclude on 16th October with 180 Kms competitive race among participating teams’ effi-cycles. Different days had many types of competitions including Static, Dynamic and more. 61 judges from Maruti Suzuki India, Indian Oil Corporation, ICAT, Lumax Auto Technologies, Motherson Automotive Technologies, and LPU Alumni Association inspected different Effi-Cycles for their Engine, Brakes, Body & Transmission designs; Layout; Benchmarking; Ergonomics, Battery, Innovation, Engineering Systems, Research & Development, Strength of Material, Quality, Maneuverability and more. One of the judges, Udit Kaul from Delhi informed that this year participation has increased in number and novel built up of efficycles is out of great passion for the endeavour.