In this crisis of energy, fuel, water, etc in Pakistan, who would not want to have a car which will do more than a 100 Kilometers in a single liter of fuel? Shell Eco-Marathon is a global competition, being held in Europe for the last 25 years, encouraging young engineers of tomorrow to come up with ingenious ideas to the energy crisis we are facing. The Shell Eco-Marathon challenges students around the world to design, build, and test vehicles that travel further using less energy in least amount of fuel consumption. GIKI’s Team Infinity is one of the select 20 teams from Pakistan selected by Shell based on the technical submissions. Team Infinity is a group of 11 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at GIKI and will be representing Pakistan at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011 which is to be held at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the third successful year that teams from GIKI are participating in the Shell Eco Marathon and this year attempt to improve on the performance of the earlier teams and bring the award for the most fuel efficient car back home.
Initially our concept was taken from the concept of a vintage car, but since the aerodynamic needs of the world exist we moved towards dolphin and tear drop shape which has been proven to be the most aerodynamically feasible design. The car is expected to run over a 100 kilometers in a single liter of fuel. Not saying that once, it is expected to run over a 100 kilometers in a single (yes a single) liter of fuel. The team has extensively worked on reducing weights. Taking way to many readings just to make sure that we get minimum emissions and the most eco friendly results. A “Fire Retardant” material is placed in between the engine and the driver, to prevent any possible injury in case of a fire, integration of an Emergency STOP Button to isolate the battery and stop the case of a fire, a 5-point safety harness for the safety of the driver, and a first aid kit and fire extinguisher placed in the car too.
We will make the country proud. It is about the greens that is why infinity is the power of green. :)
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