"When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour."
Inspired by electrical mobility and its demand in the coming years, in India, a 3rd Year Engineering student Akhilash Tripathi from Galgotias University felt the need to design and build a zero emission Solar Electric car. With his best friends Ruchit, Abhishek, Chandramanshu, Jayant by his side, Akhilash quickly formed the team - Electro - X India and started work.
Electro-X India is an advanced Research and Development (R&D) project for the applications of renewable energy in the automobile industry.With research and innovation in mind Electro-X team from the past one year has putin thousands of volunteer hours to build the best Solar-Electric Car with limited resources and technology, ably guided by their faculty Dr. Sarvanan (School of Electrical and Electronics), mentored by Ms. Paulami Ghosh (School of Life Long Learning) and lead by the Pro VC, Dr. Sibaram Khara. The project was whole heartedly supported by the Chancellor of the University, Mr. Suneel Galgotia
The team participated in the Electric Vehicle Expo in Pragati Maidan from December 21-23, 2018 and has garnered praise for their efforts and enquiries in hundreds from both India and abroad. The team aspires to participate in the World Solar Challenge in October 2019, in Darwin, Australia.
The car will be unveiled by the Honourable Chancellor and our respected guest Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad along with the students and faculty members, on January 13, 2019 during the Convocation Ceremony at Galgotias University.