The Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIEINDIA) and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a national rally called electric solar vehicle championship (ESVC) 3000. This national rally is planned on the theme of world solar challenge, Australia, a statement issued by ARAI said on Wednesday.
The vehicles designed and manufactured by engineering college students will start from Delhi and will end at ARAI Pune, Chakan. The vehicles will cover over 1600 kms in eight days. This rally is supported by the NITI Aayog.
Speaking at the launch, Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director ARAI said, “The solar car rally will provide a platform for the overall development of engineering students towards electric mobility with renewable charging. This rally will enable our budding engineers to grapple with real-life applications and improve their skills related to design, analysis and problem solving besides enhancing their interpersonal skills and self-confidence. This will also create awareness amongst younger generation towards sustainable mobility”.
Founder and president of ISIE, Vinod Gupta said, “ESVC 3000 Will not only create a student innovator, entrepreneur a skilled engineer towards e-mobility industry but also create an ecosystem among general mass for adopting e-vehicles, in the future.
It will also help in creating a healthy competition among institutions for providing quality education and students will learn to practically implement their classroom concepts in the form of creating highly durable, innovative solar electric vehicles which is going to be the future of India”.
ESVC championship is a flagship event of ISIEINDIA, where six seasons of this event have been organised, with participation from over 400 colleges, showcasing their talent with new and innovative approach in past seven years.