Saturday, October 18, 2008

Solar-Powered Rickshaw Unveiled in India


If you walk down the streets of Delhi, India, you’ll probably notice the multitude of pedal-driven rickshaws. And while some may protest that the rickshaws—mostly driven by migrants from poor Indian states—are uncivilized, the new Soleckshaw could make rickshaws palatable even to human rights activists.

The Soleckshaw, which is currently being tested in Old Delhi, can either be pedaled or run off of a 36-volt battery that is charged every 45 miles from a solar charging station. The prototype isn’t too shabby, either— it seats three and has electric lights, an FM radio, four mobile phone chargers, and can travel at 12 and a half miles per hour. Additionally, it can go uphill. To read more, please, visit - CleanTechnica

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1 comment:

  1. Too Good!

    How are these charged. Does every rickshaw station needs to own a solar panel, or are there common solar panels?