We Team Motorheads are participating in an event called REEV which stands for Range Extended Electric Vehicle, which is about bringing a series hybrid vehicle into the Indian market through a competition. The event is conducted by SAE-India (Society of Automotive Engineers) with General Motors as conveyor and is supported by companies like TVS, Apollo Tyres, Continental, Tenneco, Endurance, Marutee, Vikrant, ASM Technologies and many others.
We have cleared all our virtual rounds and were placed fourth out of all the teams. We have also gone through continuous evaluation by a team of experts from GM at each and every stage of our virtual designing and evaluations will continue till we succeed in building the vehicle. The unique feature of this event is about the exposure to industrial level approach behind designing and manufacturing an automotive, as initially we were provided with a skin under which we needed to design the whole frame and also plan out the complete vehicle architecture under it, which was quite challenging. Also, in here the series hybrid powertrain employees an IC engine which charges the battery once it discharges up to a certain level at a lower emission levels and higher efficiencies to eliminate the biggest concern of present-day E-vehicles which is “Range-Anxiety”.
Right now, we need funds to go ahead with fabricating a prototype of the same based on our design to test its parameters and its feasibility in real world conditions. Thus, we seek your help as our patrons and help us in any way possible so that we are able to succeed in our endeavour.
We are grateful for your help!