2 June : There are numerous reasons why the world market wants a mass produced non-fossil fuel car, which include environmental reasons, ethical reasons and probably just as important financial reasons. The brilliant students of MM University have come to the address the issues of cost-effectiveness and for the rescue of the nature with their TRI FUEL CAR- TRIO. Four students of MM University’s B.Tech Ankit Kakkar, Mohit Goyal, Varun Dhir and Piyush Saini have proved their mettle by inventing TRIO. The car can run on conventional fossil fuel ie. Gasoline and LPG as well as on electricity. The basic aim of the TRIO is to reduce the cost of transportation and to reduce pollutant emission of the vehicle.
The TRIO will use Petrol, Liquefied Petroleum Gas & battery packs for the electricity source. It can run solely on any of these fuel sources. The usage of these different sources will depend upon the engine RPM, torque required and speed of the vehicle. TRIO has an in-build generator to generate electricity. The cost of running TRIO on various fuels is on electricity @ Rs. 0.83/km, at petrol @Rs. 3.2/km and on gas @1.8/ km.
Applauding the efforts of the students, Mr. Tarsem Kumar Garg, Chancellor, MM University said, “Long thought to be inexhaustible, fossil fuels have already reached its peak for oil extraction and production, and that it is only a matter of time before natural gas and coal follow suit. These near-term concerns about oil supply have led to increasing focus on, and exploration of, alternative sources of petroleum. We are proud of our students for providing an option to combat the problems of rising fuel cost and environmental threats.”
The students, thrilled at the success expressed their gratitude to the University for providing them an opportunity to showcase their caliber and for the pedagogic system of MM that instilled the spirit of entrepreneurship in them.