Today Express Tribune reported about the new projects currently undertaken by young Pakistani Students.
A group of 11 brilliant young students from NUST (National University of Science and Technology) Pakistan have prepared Pakistan’s first Hybrid Car in their project “Prodigy”.
These Ambitious students have aspirations to hoist the flag of Pakistan in the ”Shell Eco Marathon 2010″ that will be held in Malaysia this year. The car that will provide the best mileage per litre of petrol will be declared as the winner of the contest.
These Students who call themselves Pak Wheelers came up with the idea of participating in an International competition for Pakistan in July 2009.
The Group was inspired by a group of students from Pakistan Navy Engineering College Students who took part in Shell Eco Marathon Europe 2009 held in Germany.
These Students say that initially when we exposed the idea people were laughing at us but now with the passage of time and noticeable development in their project ”Prodigy” the cards have reversed.
The student say no doubt people regard this as a Game or anything else but according to us it is an Ideology. We want to convey the message to the entire world that Pakistan can be constructive. We want to eliminate the fake image of Pakistan presented by Western Media.
Students Further added that getting sponsorship for the project was really hard. We sent proposals to about 50 companies but only BMW Pakistan responded. Currently we have received Funding of 1.4 Million but we need 2.2 million of funds to fulfill our project.
We are really optimistic for the project and Inshallah will illuminate the name and hoist the Flag of Pakistan in Malaysia.
A hybrid vehicle combining a combustion engine with an electric motor to increase its efficiency.
- It harvests energy lost during breaking and reuses it for running.
- It uses super capacitor banks to store energy.
- The petrol engine produces a constant energy of 3.5 British horsepower and the remaining power comes from the super capacitor banks.
- It uses a carbon-fibre body.
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