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Indians develop car that goes 250 km per litre?
May 22, 2008 19:00 IST
Last Updated: May 22, 2008 19:06 IST
Ever heard of a car that gives a mileage of up to 250 km per litre? However, it may soon be a reality if a group of techies from Ropar are to be believed.
Seven engineering students from Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Ropar, on Thursday claimed to have developed a concept car with an amazing mileage of 250 km per litre after putting in five months of hard work.
The seven-member team is led by Gaurav Aggarwal. The other members of the team are Mayank Tyagi, Bhavuk Makkar, Arun Salaria, Rahul Kumar, Ramandeep Singh and Navneet Kumar. Prof Juhar Singh and Prof Rajesh Chaudhary guided the students as faculty advisors.
Presenting this car for the first time before the media in Chandigarh, the elated students said they would put it on display at the World Super Mileage competition being held at Michigan in the United States on June 5, 6 where contestants from 35 countries -- including the United States, the United Kingdom and Bahrain -- will display their exhibits.
Throwing light on the features of the car, Aggarwal revealed that the car has a 92-cc engine with TCI ignition system. The frame of the 65 kg car has been developed by using special grade aluminum 6063 T6.
Equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, a modified carburettor and fuel supply system, the car has a light weight outer body shell made up of kevlar and fibre, with a highly aerodynamic structure, he said.
"The car was run on an open track for 25 minutes and the mileage of 250 km per litre was achieved," he said.
Replying to a question he said that they had to alter the ignition time by 20 degrees and reduce the rolling and frictional resistance to achieve the extraordinary mileage.