November 8, 2019
In line with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initative, AIC-EMPI invited applications from across the country from college students and start-ups to come and display their working models / real life prototypes of new mobility solutions. College teams and start-ups exhibited their models of electric vehicles and battled each other on various parameters like innovation, performance, scalability, application context (real or simulated) and were evaluated by industry experts from Ricardo, world’s largest automotive engineering consulting company and ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India. Some of the interesting models, which were displayed, included an e-bike by Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem, Tamil Nadu which was produced at less than a lakh of rupees, which can run 80 km on full charge with a re-charge cost of mere Rs. 20/-. Another interesting, prototype was that of an e-devise by Daffodils University, Bangladesh that could be used for cleaning up of waste from the sea. Both these team won prizes at the Makeathon competition.