KARACHI: Pakistan’s first ever Formula Electric Car is all set to knock the international doors. The car has been designed and made by undergrad students from National University of Sciences and Technology (PNEC-NUST). A five-member team including Abdul Aleem, Shariq Waqar, Ahsan Lakhani, Imran Riaz, and Syed Muhammad Taha Rizvi unveiled the car at an event in Karachi, making Pakistan one of the six countries to be a part of the Formula SAE Lincoln 2016 competition. Speaking at the expo, Abdul Aleem told about the car’s specifications: “The Project FERN car weighs 275 kilogrammes and is capable of achieving the top speed of 110 km/h with an acceleration of 0-75 km in 4.8 seconds. It runs on Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries. Some of the car’s salient features include Rack & Pinion Type steering system, Single Piston custom-made aluminum Calliper braking system, and an Unequal A-Arm suspension system with push rods with SP-4 way dampers,” he said. Aleem revealed that Bank Alfalah is the official sponsor behind this project. Bank’s President and CEO, Atif Bajwa said that developing the country’s first Formula Electric Car and representing Pakistan as the finalists for the acclaimed Formula SAE® Lincoln competition from Asia are landmark achievements
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