Students of Amrita School Of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus, Vallickavu bagged the first prize in the national-level Hybrid Cycle Designing and Racing event named ‘Efficycle’ organised by the prestigious Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Amrita won the first prize braving the challenge of 62 engineering institutions across the country including IITs and NIITs.
The seven-member Amrita Efficycle team received a prize money of `1,45,000 for winning the top position. In the sub-category contests, Amrita won the first prize in ‘Best Acceleration’ and finished runners-up in ‘Endurance Race’.
The national-level contest was held at the University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Punjab, aimed at promoting alternate greener transport solutions by developing a three-wheeled two-seater cycle capable of running on electric power as well as on manual pedaling.
The contest held annually for undergraduate and graduate students aims at devising auto technologies that would lay the foundation for the future. SAE has organised Efficycle contest in collaboration with Maruti Suzuki. Amrita team titled ‘Agraganya’ alone qualified for the finals. The team members were Sidhu Suresh, Nikhil Unnikrishnan, Balagovind N K Kartha, Vinayak Jayaprakash and Akilesh N from Mechanical Engineering and Arun N R and Aswin Jayaprakash from Electrical Engineering.