The personal transportation we use today has a huge impact on the air quality. What we use to drive and how we drive it can have serious negative impacts on the environment because motor vehicles give off more than half of all the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions.
These emissions can contribute to heart and breathing problems along with a greater risk of cancer if not taken care off.
From walking or carpooling, there are tons of ways you can reduce the negative impacts of emissions. To battle this, the team at NUST college of E&ME have created Pakistan’s first carbon fiber vehicle capable of giving a mileage of 100 kilometers per liter.
This eco-friendly vehicle reduces the impact of emissions on our environment by effectively reducing the emissions coming from fuel burning. The car is now set to debut and represent Pakistan at the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia being held in Singapore on March 7-12, 2018.
Shell Eco-Marathon Singapore 2018
Shell Eco-Marathon is a global programme that challenges students from around the world to design, build and drive their energy efficient vehicles.
The ninth edition of the programme will be held this year in Singapore on March 8th – 11th at the Changi Exhibition Center.
The event includes two competitions. The first one is the traditional mileage challenge where teams from around the world will compete to travel the farthest on the least amount of energy.
The second competition is is the Driver’s World Championship Asia. This competition requires the teams to combine energy efficiency of their vehicles with the skill and speed of the driver in an exciting race to find out the fastest energy-efficient driver in Asia. The winner of this challenge will represent the country in the grand final of Shell Eco-Marathon in London.
This year, as many as 7 teams from Pakistan will be showcasing their vehicles at the competition. The teams include the last year’s winners Team PNEC NUST.
More than 120 students from 18 different countries are expected to compete this year.