Monday, June 02, 2008

Solar rickshaw by SolarLab

London-based research and design company SolarLab is developing a solar-powered rickshaw.

The vehicle, which is due to be launched next year, will derive up to 75% of its power from photovoltaics mounted on its roof, and the rest from pedal power.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For what it is worth.

My wife and I both got Honda Civic Hybrids this year. Not the total answer of course, but I can report that we are averaging between 40 and 45 mpg combined highway and city driving. These are not the most luxurious vehicles in the world and they do have some peculiarities in the way they operate, but all things considered, they have offered some relief from the escalating gas prices.