Monday, June 13, 2011

Diesel scooter with a Fuel Efficiency of 110kmpl

Four engineering students from Bangalore have developed a diesel Scooter that gives a mileage of 110km/liter – a challenging task accomplished by the innovative brains.

A magnificent idea that can be of a great help to the common man who struggles with the never-ending fuel price hikes, the young brains from the at the M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology took the challenge of developing a two wheeler diesel engine with automatic gear and automatic clutch and have successfully carried out the project.

Guided by their project guide Dr. S V Prakash, four mechanical engineering students namely Naveen V V, Tony Paul, Nadeem Anwar and Sanjay Bhushan decided develop a diesel-run two-wheeler as our final year project. Fitting a Bullet engine to Kinetic Blaze, they had to do a lot of alterations. While spending four months on the project with various workshops in Bangalore and Coimbatore, they reduced 325cc engine to 200cc, flywheel weight reduced to 7kg and power reduced to 3.5 hp from 6.5 hp apart from many other alteration works.
“We have spent almost 72 thousand on the production of this prototype and with mass production, the cost would be around 55 to 60 thousand,” said Nadeem Anwar, a member of the team.
The highlight of the innovative work is that it gives a mileage of 110km/liter and it reduces travel expense to a great degree as diesel engine runs at 40 paise per km and petrol engine runs at 1.70 per km. The vehicle offers a smooth ride with automatic gear and clutches and is less polluting compared with other diesel-engine vehicles. In addition, the life of a diesel engine is generally about twice as long as that of a petrol engine.
Dr. S V Prakash, the project guide who has been a great help to the young students to materialize their dream project, said India’s largest engineering and construction conglomerate ‘Kirloskar Group’ has shown interest in the technology and has offered to further assistance to the project.

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