Students of NUST build Pakistan’s first carbon fibre car

For the past many years Pakistani students have stunned many with their creative and innovative ideas and products around the globe. This time also, students of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) have created country’s first carbon fibre car which gives a 100Km mileage per litre, amazing isn’t it? According to the details, this eco-friendly car has made its way to the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia and will represent Pakistan.

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The main aim behind the manufacturing of this car was to build an eco-friendly vehicle that gives good mileage and doesn’t harm the environment as conventional vehicles do with their carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions. One of the main reasons behind global warming is toxic emission from the cars.

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The ninth edition of the Shell Eco-Marathon will be held in Singapore and will begin on March 7 and end on March 12. It is a global program which attracts and challenges students from around the globe to build and drive energy efficient cars. It is to be noted here that in this particular event a total of 120 students will be participating from around the globe. Moreover, last year a Pakistani team hailing from NUST won the competition, so hopes are high that this time also Pakistani students would do great.

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The program comprises of two competitions, first in which the teams will showcase how farther their vehicle can go without consuming much fuel, and the other is how drivers can handle the energy efficiency factor while driving the car at top speed, basically, it is aimed to find out the fastest energy-efficient driver in Asia.

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That’s it from our side, drop your thoughts in the comments section below.

My name is M. Ali Laghari and I love to read and write about Cars.

Notable Replies

  1. Great effort.
    Don't forget to post your winning trophy

  2. The PNEC team won in the communications category. It didn't have anything to do with technical Innovation or stuff. As far as I remember, the cars in the eco marathon run north of a few 100km/l. The winners in 2016 got 400+ km/l from their car in the gasoline category. Getting 100km/l is not going to cut it for winning the technical competition. Not to discourage you but there are some things which our teams miss every year.

    In 2012, when I was doing my FYP at NUST, a group of students were working on their prototype as well. What I remember, they were using a CD70 engine with a barebones body and a lightweight driver to get it to 100km/l. This is slackness at the least.

    The engine of a CD70 is obsolete. While I am not saying that u guys design a new engine, u can at least get a more efficient, efi or mpfi, or even direct fuel injection engine to get much better results. Furthermore, I don't think that the drag co efficient of your car is ideal. In my opinion, it can be tweaked a lot to make it look more like an egg shaped car. That will also increase the economy a lot. I am not sure which engine you guys are using. Is it the CD 70 engine or is it something else?

    If winning the competition is the goal, I think these things should be looked into, instead of just tweaking decades old engines and reducing weight. The world has moved onto much better things.

  3. First of all I would like to say it is always great to see new teams joining the struggle to make Pakistan shine among all the other countries.
    Secondly, this is NOT THE FIRST team to use carbon fiber body. There are countless other Pakistani teams that have been using carbon fiber body much earlier than this team for many competitions including the Shell Eco Marathon. Therefore it is INJUSTICE for all those other teams to state such false facts. Please proof read your article carefully before releasing it public.

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