ISLAMABAD: The students of Air University unveiled an energy-efficient vehicle, Markhor, at car and bike show held at a local shopping mall, a statement said.

Markhor is designed by a team of final year students of Mechatronics Department of the university. The team lead, Muzamil Imran, while talking to media, said that aim of the project was to design and fabricate prototype energy-efficient electric car, the statement added.

“Our main focus was to make an electric prototype vehicle”, he said, adding that there were no poisonous emissions hence no harm to the atmosphere; which made this prototype an environment-friendly vehicle.

According to the team, the prototype model was made after calculations and design revisions. “Solid modelling and analysis were performed to validate the design before fabrication,” the team lead said.

He further said that estimated target mileage for the Markhor car was 550km/kWh whereas the last year winner in this category achieved 496 km/kWh.–APP

The students hoped that their prototype would compete with other international teams in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 to be held in Singapore from March 8-11. Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.

The electric car, prepared by the students, attracted large number of visitors throughout the show. Faculty advisor Umer Farooq and other team members including Abdul Ghani Zahid, Saad Sheikh, Hammas Ahmed, Ahsan Islam, Bassim Faridy, Yahya Abrar Khan, Aden Salim and Sayed Usama Sabir were also present on the occasion.