The design of an AMU student team takes first place in a competition for hybrid electric automobiles

‘Team Green Warriors,’ which is a student group of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Z H College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET), the college club of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), exhibited that we aren’t out of time to be able to apply the brakes at a moment when climate change is driving the world rushing down a road toward more extreme catastrophes.

In Efficycle 2021-SAENIS, which is a national level design contest for 3 wheeled sophisticated hybrid electric vehicles supported by Honda, their design of a 3-wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle, ‘Jackdaw,’ managed to win an overall, All-India 5th position in the advanced hybrid category, first place in project strategy, fourth places in the IPG car maker dynamic assessment, grade ability assess, design validation plan, as well as organizing committee review, and the fifth place in an endurance run.

“We created the vehicle keeping in mind that it is necessary to decarbonize transportation, which has been responsible for nearly a quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions,” stated Harsh Varshney, Syed Taimoor Ali (Captain), Haisam Khurshid, Abhishek Kumar (Treasurer), Anant Agarwal (Vice-Captain), Arquam Hashim Siddiquie, Mohd Saif Usmani (Manager), Mohd. There is more solid evidence than ever before that the automakers are actually committed to electric vehicles.”

“We created concept of an aerodynamic car which is ergonomically designed as well as engineered for safety and performance. We are pleased that our attempts to provide environmentally friendly mobility solutions have recently received national recognition at the recently hosted online Efficycle 2021. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), seat belt reminders, adjustable headlamps, an infotainment system, and other trustworthy safety measures” were included in the vehicle’s design,” they added.

“It was a challenge to acquire and apply the skills without going to college,” the team members said, “but with the advice of faculty advisors, Dr. Syed Fahad Anwer and Mr. Nafees Ahmad, and mentoring by the senior students, the daunting goal of creating a vehicle that could drive on human power and though also features an electric plug-in became easy.”

Prof Mohammad Muzammil (Chairperson of Department of Mechanical Engineering) congratulated the student team on their performance, saying that it will inspire more students to follow in the footsteps of ‘Team Green Warriors.’ According to Yogesh Kumar, who is the Student Chairperson of SAE ZHCET Club, “the team members received training after a vigorous screening for the selection.”

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