Air University students unveil “Markhor” electric car which has estimated target mileage of 550km/kWh
Air University students have successfully launched an energy-efficient vehicle “Markhor” at the Car and Bike Show held at Giga Mall on 12 – 13 January.
Markhor is a project by team “Mech The Tech (MTT)” which consists of final year students of Mechatronics Department of Air University Islamabad.
Talking to media, the team lead Muzamil Imran informed that the aim of Markhor project is to design and fabricate prototype energy efficient electric car.
“Our main focus was to make an electric prototype vehicle,” he said, adding that there are no poisonous emissions hence no harm to the atmosphere; which make this prototype an environment-friendly vehicle.
On the occasion, faculty advisor Umer Farooq and other team members including Abdul Ghani Zahid, Saad Sheikh, Hammas Ahmed, Ahsan Islam, Bassim Faridy, Yahya Abrar Khan, Aden Salim and Sayed Usama Sabir were also present.
According to MTT team, the prototype model was made after iterative calculations and design revisions. “Solid modeling and analysis were performed to validate the design before fabrication,” the team lead told.
The estimated target mileage for the Markhor car is 550km/kWh whereas the last year winner of Shell Eco-marathon Asia in this category achieved 496 km/kWh.
The Air University students hope that their prototype will compete with other international teams in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 to be held in Singapore from March 8- 11 this year.
Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. The electric car, prepared by the students of Air University, attracted large number of visitors throughout the show.
Air University students unveiled energy-efficient vehicle “Markhor” in Islamabad at Car and Bike show at Giga Mall. Estimated target mileage for Markhor car is 550km/kWh. pic.twitter.com/ZynbgHarPp
— Islamabad Scene (@IslamabadScene) January 14, 2018