The world is moving toward ‘Net Zero Carbon Footprint’ with an aim to cut Greenhouse
gases emissions near zero, the need for green technology is increasing with different
countries working on alternate sources of energy. We have seen a paradigm shift in adoption of solar power, wind energy, and nuclear energy in power generation as an alternative to thermal
Automobile sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and there is a need
for vehicles that work on alternative energy sources. The use of Electric Vehicles is one of the emerging technologies in the quest for ‘Net Zero Carbon Footprint’. With the necessary push given by Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari ji, he stated recently that the number of electric vehicles in India will touch 3 crores in 2 years.
With the central government and state governments working on increasing EV adoption with the new EV policy, there are already 250+ startups in the EV 2-wheeler segment only in India.
The Indian Electric Vehicle market is set to reach a sales volume of 10.8 lakh units by 2025 and it may go up to 30% of total vehicles in India by 2030. But to achieve this, The EV ecosystem has to fight some of the major challenges which are a roadblock to EV adoption, particularly in tier 2-3 cities and villages.
Some of them are:
● Battery Life
● Battery Durability
● Battery Charging Time
● Temperature and burning issues
● Unavailability of parts in India
● Logistical issues related to establishing EV charging stations
● An extra power consumption means the extra load on the power grid
To solve these problems, WUElev8 – Where yoU Elevate in association with E-Cell,
IIIT-Delhi is inviting young talent, and startups to showcase their talent at ‘DecodEV’
hackathon on 10th-11th September 2022 at IIIT-Delhi. The hackathon is sponsored by Telio EV. Electric One is a Green Partner for this hackathon and has sponsored an
‘Electric Bike’ for the winning team.
The hackathon is covered by ‘Parliamentarian’ magazine, which is read by the central and state government policymakers across India.
Universities like IIIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, Bennett University, VIT, GIET University, IIMT, etc.
are academic partners in the hackathon.
A 22-hour hackathon will be focused on solving some of the pressing issues in the Electric Vehicles ecosystem using the power of data and AI. The hackathon is aimed at increasing the accessibility of Electric Vehicles in India and will be attended by 100+ founders and technology professionals, policymakers, angel investors, and renowned professors from top universities across India.
Some of the problems which can be solved using the power of data and AI include:
● EV adaptability in different regions by studying the demographic, and geospatial data
which will help companies plan their services in the region
● Logistical problems like detecting charging stations, availability on the fly, emergency
charging services etc
● Real-time planning for EV ride-hailing, food, and grocery deliveries using EV and how
this can be enhanced
● Grid regulation using AI based upon the demand for power in the regions for charging
● Fast charging solutions
● Battery swapping solutions
● Reducing burning of vehicles using AI
The hackathon prize money is INR 2.5 lacs with an Electric Scooter as a special prize
and will include various keynotes, panel discussions, networking sessions, etc. The event is
expected to have a reach of more than 10 lacs eyeballs and approximately 500+
participants will be joining the event.
Interested in participating, sign up on WUElev8 platform and apply for the DecodEV
WUElev8 – Where yoU Elevate is providing a platform targeting the vast segment of tier 2
and tier 3 engineering students and professionals to practice technical skills and build
innovative technology solutions under the mentoring of industry professionals, outshine with open contribution and participate in hackathons to showcase their talent at the National and International levels and in the process get the deserved job in some of the most innovative technology companies.
WUElev8 is targeting the $200 bn market of technology innovation by enabling tech firms to drive innovation with future-ready technology talent by leveraging the WUElev8 hackathon and hiring services. WUElev8 hackathons have been appreciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji in the past, supported by various government ministries, big corporates, and startups.