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IIT-Kgp''s ''Deshla'' e-vehicle project gets funding for building

IIT-Kgp''s ''Deshla'' e-vehicle project gets funding for building
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Kolkata, Mar 14 (PTI) The IIT Kharagpur''s ''Deshla''

electric vehicle project has secured funding from a leading

trusteeship firm for developing aerodynamic body panel design

of a next-generation electric three-wheeler.

The lightweight structure will enable the electric

vehicles to achieve a peak speed of 50 kmph, project leader

and faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering department,

professor Vikranth Racherla said.

"We will experiment with new materials and chassis

designs to develop lightweight structures which will increase

the efficiency of the vehicles and provide higher range from

the battery pack with better pick-up and peak speed," he said.

Racherla said the institute has outlined a two-year

time frame for the project and the funding was for the first

phase.

A large number of students from various departments

and interns from other colleges working on sub-systems of

electric vehicles will be involved in the project, Racherla

said.

The Deshla electric vehicle project is based on

indigenous technology, he said.

Last year, the Centre expanded the scope of CSR

funding to the IITs and other institutes to promote industry-

academia engagement in research and academics.

"The scope is immense and IIT Kharagpur is reaching

out to several PSUs, MNCs and private corporations to support

end-to-end research," International Relations Associate Dean

professor Anandaroop Bhattacharya, who is also heading the CSR

initiative of the institute, said. PTI SUS

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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