Devrim II

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Devrim II (Hybrid)
Production 2010
Engine Gasoline Hybrid
Length 1600 mm
Curb weight 160 Kg

The Devrim II is the first ever Hybrid Car of Pakistan, designed and fabricated by students of National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan using local resources, in 2010. Devrim can reach the speed of 50 kilometers per hour with mileage of 110 kilometers per liter. It's sleek design and attractive look, the car’s interior reflects resource constraints that the team worked under in order to realize their dream. The cockpit-style driver’s cabin is fitted with a homemade seat while, despite their best efforts, they were unable to purchase the material used for an aircraft bubble canopy. Thus, they had to use a different material and built their own canopy that serves their aerodynamic design needs, attaching it with duct tape. A group of Eleven Engineering students from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechatronics Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering, named as Pak-Wheelers, from E&ME College of NUST participated in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia in July 2010 with their Hybrid Car.[1]

Notable features[edit]

Some of the notable things about Devrim II are:[citation needed]

Background and history[edit]

Its name was derived from Devrim, literally means Revolution in Turkish, an inspiration from the first ever automobile designed and produced in Turkey. The group came up with the idea of developing a hybrid car when they had to participate in the famous Shell Eco-Marathon. Inspired with the Turkish Devrim, they wanted to follow in the footsteps of other universities participating in previous Shell Eco Marathons and uphold the Pakistani flag on an international forum.[2] This idea was promoted by National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan under supervision of Associate Professor Ikhlaq Khattak of College of EME at NUST. Second hybrid car for Shell Eco Marathon 2011 is under construction to win it again.[citation needed] The initial calculations of team Pak-Wheelers has shown that the capability of the car goes far beyond the yet achieved mileage,[citation needed] which has occurred due to lack of proper manufacturing facilities locally available.[citation needed] In an interview the current team leader of Pak-Wheelers Faizan Zafar is reported to have said:[3]

"Initial design was giving a mileage of around 450 kilometres to a litre but we are trying to improve that number to more than 700 km/litre after switching to a hybrid model."

— Faizan Zafar, Tribune Interview

Team Members[edit]

  • Zakriya Ali Sabir
  • Muhammad Faizan Zafar
  • Muneeb Ahsan Shah
  • Faisal Masud
  • Mansoor Ghazi
  • Saad Zulfiqar
  • Taimur Junaid Dani
  • Harris Ali

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