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e-GKDC Concept-Challengen

This is the first season of Electric Go-Kart Concept Challenge under Go-kart Design Challenge (GKDC). Teams those who are willing to take part mainstream GKDC or planning to create an electric go-kart in near future for competing in different national and international electric go-karting events; can take part in this competition.

Purpose

  • In 2017, the then Transport Minister Shree Nitin Gadkari shocked the automobile industry (and the world) when he announced that he intended for India to move to 100% electric cars by 2030.

  • In December 2019, in the Climate Risk Index 2020 released by the Environment Think Tank, Germanwatch, India’s rank has worsened from the 14th spot in 2017 to 5th in 2018 in the global vulnerability ladder. This makes it all the more reason for India to make electric cars and vehicles a priority in the fight against the reliance on fossil fuels.

  • The Indian government has set ambitious targets to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). By 2023, it wants all three-wheelers to run on batteries. By 2025, the rule will be applicable to most two-wheelers. Incentives are also being offered to make carmakers develop new EV models and manufacturing components such as lithium-ion batteries and electric motors.

  • India's focus on next-gen mobility has definitely taken on legs under the current government, at National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP). That puts into perspective the concerted efforts across the aisle for green mobility and electric cars. Since then the country has been willing to adopt a 360-degree approach in order to turn into an EV nation.

  • Industry leaders consider electric cars to be a promising option for the Indian audience.

Objective: The objectives of the challenge include the following:

  • To provide students the knowledge and skills to be successful motorsports engineers in the automotive and racing world.

  • Act as a platform for students interested in building an electric go-kart without investing huge amount.

  • To assist teams how to design an electric go-kart.

  • To improve the level of electric go-kart teams.

  • To make student familiar with working of electric vehicle components.

  • To prepare student for core industries.

Event Details

  • Registration Start Date: 28th May, 2020

  • Registration End Date: 15th June, 2020

  • Final Event Date(s): Scheduled on Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26 according to team slots.

  • Event Hosting Platform: GoToMeeting (Links will be provided to each team closer to the event).

  • Registration Fees: INR 3499 + 18% GST

  • Registration Link: http://registration.gkdc.in/

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