An electric car, designed by students of the Government Engineering College Barton Hill here, has bagged an award and an honorable mention at the international energy efficiency competition, Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) 2022, held at Pertamina Mandalika circuit in Indonesia recently.

‘Vandy,’ the electric car designed by Pravega, a team of 19 students from the mechanical stream of the college, with the mentorship of Asia Technologies emerged as the best from multiple entries across the world, a statement said. It bagged ‘International Award for Safety’ from Dupont and Honorable Mention for the International Award for Technical Innovation during the event, it said.

The vehicle was made under the guidance of Dr Bijulal D, Principal, Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr Bindu Kumar, HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Anish K John, Faculty Advisor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Shell Eco-marathon is an international competition where students from all around the world design, build, and test cars and the goal is to build cars with high mileage, both in the electric and gasoline categories, the statement added.

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