Welcome to Team Chimera

About Us

Started in the year 2006, Team Chimera is the first group in India to successfully transcend into the automotive sector of hybrid and electric technology. We are a multi-dimensional team comprising of students with back grounds in various engineering disciplines such as Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, and Computer Science, apart from a dedicated team to look after the management and business development aspects of the team. Team Chimera has, till date, undertaken various ventures, which include: E-volve Triple Powered Vehicle(TPV), Hybrid Auto Rickshaw, a plugin hybrid from the Electric Vehicle - REVA and the latest being building a Formula Hybrid race car and Formula Electric race car from scratch.

With the cost of gasoline skyrocketing to new heights and the predictions concerning its depletion within the next 20 years, electric and hybrid automotive technology provides a logical solution.

Our participation in recent events such as Formula Hybrid Competition, USA, Formula Electric Competition, Italy and Student Formula, Japan, Formula Green and Formula Bharat have been immensely successful and we continue to strive for progress and expansion in these environment friendly sectors.



Everything we have worked on so far

Water Powered Auto

Our First Project

Reva Electric

Plug-in Hybrid

FSAE Hybrid

First Asian team to participate

Unveiling of Electric car

First Electric car of RVCE.

FSAE Electric

The all new pure-electric

FSAE Japan-2016

Rookie Award-Best Debutant Team

FSAE Japan-2017

6th in Business Presentation in electric category

Electric Car Concept Challenge

Formula Bharat 2018

Formula Green 2018

4th Overall

Formula Bharat 2019

1st in Business Presentation


  • 2006

    Our Humble Beginnings

    In 2006, a group of students from the Mechanical Department of RVCE came up with the idea of fuel efficient yet robust cars giving rise to TEAM CHIMERA.

  • July 2009

    Hybrid Auto Rickshaw Battle

    Our business plan was adjudged the best and the project overall finished second.

  • May 2011

    Challenge Bibendum

    The only Indian team to successfully participate in Challenge Bibendum organized by Michelin in Berlin.

  • April-May 2014

    FSAE Hybrid - USA

    First Asian team to participate. Stood 9th in the competition bringing back the Fan Favourite Award.

  • September 2015

    FSAE Electric - Italy

    First venture into pure Electric cars after spending years in making Hybrid cars which made use of gas along with electricity for propulsion.

  • September 2016

    FSAE electric - Japan

    With improved car E-VOLVE v2 we bagged ROOKIE AWARD in the Electric Vehicle category

  • September 2017

    FSAE electric - Japan

    We were placed 6th in business presentation in the electric category with our new car Chronos

  • January 2018

    FSEV Concept Challenge - India

    Participated in the electric car concept challenge and finished 5th in cost and sustainability, 6th in business presentation and 10th in design evaluation and 8th overall.

  • February 2018

    Formula Green - India

    This time with an improved Chronos, we bagged 3rd place in the design presentation, business presentation and cost presentation and finished 4th overall

  • January 2019

    Formula Bharat

    Participated in Formula Bharat 2019 held in Coimbatore,India and bagged 1st place in in Business Plan Presentation.

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Faculty Advisor


Dean of Student Affairs

Professor , Department of Mechanical Engineering

Our Team

Vaibhav Hebbal

Team Captain

Shreyas J Sanil

Vice Captain

Sushant S Joshi

Project Manager

Prakash S Bhat

Raghava Ram Bharadwaj

Electrical Head and ESO

Pavan Santosh

Electrical Head and ESO

Kartik Sharma

Mechanical Head

Roopak N

Finance Head

Jigisha Kamal

Management and Sponsorship Head


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