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India's super-mileage car wins global awards
June 17, 2005 11:26 IST
The super-mileage car developed by the students of the Delhi College of Engineering has bagged two awards in the world competition for its design and team spirit.
The concept car, that participated in the World Super-mileage Vehicle Competition organised by Society of Automobile Engineers International at Michigan in the US, has received two awards namely 'Best Aerodynamic Car Design' and 'Best Team Spirit', a DCE release said.
This is the first time that an Indian team has taken part in a world competition on innovative concepts. The 14-member team is also the only team from Asia this year in the event that took place on June 10, it said.
The aerodynamic green-and-black car with a body of carbon fibre and reinforced plastic weighs 55 kgs and can seat only one person and has a top speed of 36 km per hour, it said.
The concept car uses 100 octane petrol meeting Euro-6 standards, which is not available in India as yet. It does not have a fuel tank and instead makes do with a 'fuel bottle' which holds about a litre of petrol.
Thirty-six teams from universities across the US, the UK, France and several other countries participated in the competition.
DCE students had earlier designed and developed a Formula student car and an all-terrain vehicle which received the 'FISITA Best Endeavour award', the release added.