Importance of hybrid, electric vehicles stressed

Importance of hybrid, electric vehicles stressed

A fiveday faculty development programme FDP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies HEVT2018 was held from December 1115 under the aegis of Department of Mechanical Engineering, MVGR College of Engineering A, Vizianagaram

Vizianagaram: A five-day faculty development programme (FDP) on ‘Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies’ (HEVT-2018) was held from December 11-15 under the aegis of Department of Mechanical Engineering, MVGR College of Engineering (A), Vizianagaram.

The programme was inaugurated by the chief guest Prof K Munshi,former HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay and Director, CTech Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Speaking on the occasion, HOD Mechanical and Convener of the programme Dr S Adinarayana stressed on the challenges like pollution, scarcity of fuels and manufacturing costs faced by using IC Engines and the need for adaption to Hybrid and Electric vehicles to encounter the challenges.

College Principal Dr KVL Raju, addressing the gathering, said that improving the design of a system would decrease pollution levels and mentioned about technology evolution.

He also said that the best solution for energy replenishment for the hybrid vehicles was alternate sources of energy like solar and wind energies.

Guest of honour Adithi Gajapathi Raju mentioned about the thought process has to be changed in the fast changing technology and people has to adapt to the technology which benefits the society.

Chief guest of the occasion Prof K Munshi highlighted the importance of Hybrid and Electric vehicles, current advances in automotive and emission reduction technologies and challenges in the development of electric vehicles and battery management systems.

He also gave a key note address on Sustainable Electric Vehicle Mobility Initiatives. Around 50 faculty members from various premier institutions have attended the FDP.

Vice Principal Dr Y M C Sekhar, coordinators of the programme Dr N Ravi Kumar and Dr M K Naidu, faculty and students of Department of Mechanical engineering have attended the inaugural programme.

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