Skill-Lync, an engineering edtech startup, announced on Tuesday that it has built an in-house electric vehicle to help its students gain insights into the automotive industry’s future. The vehicle was created by a team of six in-house experts at Skill-Lync in collaboration with professionals from the country’s leading OEMs.
The EV, which would be built over the course of nine months at a cost of approximately Rs 5 lakh, would provide students with practical knowledge of what goes into building an EV. The EV currently has a top speed of 45 kilometres per hour and a range of 40 kilometres. It has a five-person carrying capacity and can accelerate from zero to top speed in six seconds.
“The automotive industry is undergoing significant change, which is being driven by sustainability and an increasing base of conscious consumers.” “Skill-Lync cofounder SuryaNarayanan PaneerSelvam said in a statement. “In addition to our coursework, we offer first-hand experience building an EV from the scratch, providing a holistic view of the automotive industry’s future.”
The company stated that it intends to release a series of masterclass videos that will visually depict the EV building process, and that it aims to build more such EV prototypes. “EVs are a major part of the global sustainable journey and there is a pronounced need for a new crop of automotive engineers that can design, develop, and test these vehicles that are built on newage, sophisticated systems,” Sarangarajan V Iyengar, cofounder, Skill-Lync, said.