iCreate launches EVangelise’21 – an EV innovation challenge for the Indian 2W and 3W segment

EVangelise by iCreate is an international challenge open to startups, college students, research institutions, independent innovators and EV enthusiasts with innovations pertaining to the following sub-components with an aim to increase the efficiency of an electric 2/3 wheeler:

– Electric Powertrain (motor + controller)

– Battery, BMS and Hybrid Energy Storage Systems

– Regenerative Braking Systems

– Intelligent Vehicle Management Systems

— A total of INR 88.5 lakh will be given as assured cash prizes to winners across four innovation categories and three stages. The top three winners will get cash prizes of Rs 10 lakh, Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively, besides assured incubation support of Rs 50 lakh each, access to iCreate’s facilities, market connects and industry mentorship.

The event will culminate in an EV Expo against the backdrop of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadia, where 18 finalists will showcase their innovations, alongside India’s leading EV companies and sub-component manufacturers. All finalists are assured INR 3 lakh cash prize each, along with support from iCreate.

— The grand finale in Feb 2022 will feature a one-of-its-kind EV race at the Statue of Unity. It will feature entries from companies manufacturing electric 2&3 wheelers, under three categories – Unregistered vehicles of <250W, Regular vehicles of 250W-1KW, and Performance vehicles >1KW.

— Applications are open from 15 July 2021and one can view more details or participate by applying through the website – www.evangelise.org.in. The participants will be able to submit their proposals across three different stages of idea, design and build.

iCreate is an autonomous centre of excellence of the Government of Gujarat and located in a state-of-the-art 40-acre campus at Dev Dholera in Ahmedabad. iCreate envisions a 25% energy efficiency over current EV configurations through a multitude of efficiency-enhancing innovations.

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