NUST students showcase energy-efficient electric car to compete in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2023

NUST-PNEC’s Team Envision is all set to display its high-efficiency electric vehicle EVO-X at the upcoming international competition Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2023.

The vehicle will compete in the prototype battery electric category.

The team comprising of NUST students displayed the proto-type of EVO-X in the recently held IDEAS 2022 exhibition at EXPO Center Karachi, earlier this month. The team had bagged “The Most Decorated Stall” award at the exhibition, where they had briefed multiple eminent personalities including Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M. Amjad Khan Niaz about the electric vehicle and its functionalities.

Team Envision said IDEAS 2022 helped them build a positive understanding among the audience about EVs, and how they are fuel efficient, sustainable, and eco-friendly. The team is highly motivated and hopeful to grab first place in the Shell Eco-Marathon and make Pakistan proud at the international stage once again.

Specifications of EVO-X

Powered by a 500-watt BLDC electric motor, EVO-X has a body-on-frame architecture. The body of the electric vehicle is made of carbon fiber and fiberglass. The chassis of the car is made up of mild steel and has a drag coefficient of only 0.21.

A prototype of Evo-X was unveiled in October this year.

Team Envision

Team Envision is a group of talented and hard-working students from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan. The Team has been representing the country at the Shell Eco-Marathon since its inception in 2009 and is, proudly, the oldest International Team from Pakistan. The team bagged Communication Award at the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon and a special mention award in the Innovation category at the 2017 Shell Eco-marathon.

Since its inception, the group has participated in almost every Shell Eco-Marathon — a leading international stage for universities and educational institutions to showcase and compete with fuel-efficient cars, with hundreds of teams participating from over 60 countries.

About Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique international competition that challenges students of universities and educational institutions from around the world to design, build and drive the most fuel-efficient car. Student teams from over 60 countries from across the Asia participate in the annual competition.

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