Trivandrum: Even though the number of luxury cars has gone up in the last decade, Indians still have one faithful eye on fuel efficiency. Even for the Mars mission we sent the orbiter at a standard auto rickshaw rate! So fuel efficiency is something Indians can’t stay away from.
Talking to Yentha, one of the team members, Ronith Stanely said, “The aerodynamics of golf ball design is something which has already been tested elsewhere. We are implementing it into a vehicle and trying to understand how well it can work. The golf ball structure reduces the aerodynamic drag and this improves the fuel efficiency.” Speaking about the cost, he said, “Till date we have spent around Rs.2.3 lakhs. We will have to spend some more for adding certain facilities before taking it for the contest.”
Team from Govt. Engineering College, Barton Hill
In a press conference held here in the city, Dr. B Anil, the Principal
of the College said, “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be
promoted considering the times that we live in.” He added that this is
only one team from Kerala to represent India for the International
contest. The technology development of the vehicle was funded by the
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment.