Innovations at TMU: Students Build Affordable e-Rickshaw

E-rickshaw is the most convenient and safe mode of local transportation for two or four passengers. Unsurprisingly, e-rickshaws occupy over 80% of the Indian EV market. Alongside social and environmental necessities, this market surge should also be attributed to policies and schemes such as Faster Adaptation of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME I and II), the Smart City Projects by GOI, etc.

With this regard, the final year students of the Mechanical Engineering department, Faculty of engineering, Teerthanker Mahaveer University have fabricated and assembled an e-rickshaw that is quite cheaper than the market and takes less time to build.

Although rims, tyres, brakes, headlights, taillights, horns, turning lights & traction batteries, wire harness, throttle, motor, & Controllers have been purchased from the local market. The chassis & frame of the E-rickshaw were finally painted in the department lab and the assembled E-Rickshaw was tested on the roads around the university campus.

When asked by the Principal and Director of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. R. K. Dwivedi about this innovation, he says, It is impressive how students have used their theoretical knowledge in practical applications. They are developing helpful technologies with the help of their lecturers. It makes me pleased to see the younger generation creating such excellent innovations”.

The registrar, Dr. Aditya Sharma, is elated to see this project and wishes for future success for this group.

Faculty of Engineering, an AICTE approved institute of academic excellence in Engineering, Technology and Sciences. The faculty has been rated high in the engineering college surveys. Talking about TMU, a 12B status University, established in October 2008. With 20 years of excellence, this multidisciplinary varsity offers 150+ career-oriented programmes at all levels, i.e. UG, PG and Doctoral degrees across diverse streams to meet the rising aspirations of the youth. TMU has recently signed an MOU with NVIDIA to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) to a new generation of students and developers. To know more, explore