A solar-powered tricycle as a replacement for the rickshaw

  • Date: 12/01/2021

According to Norwegian start-up Infinite Mobility, a solar-powered electric rickshaw (tuktuk) is the new solution for mobility in the big city.

“We develop lightweight ‘tricycles’ which we called ‘Oslo‘. These are cars with three wheels that run on solar energy. We are doing this to replace the tuktuk in areas like India. They weigh around 400 kilograms, instead of the one-and-a-half tonnes that the average solar-powered car weighs. It has one wheel in the front and two in the back, so it can carry up to three passengers. Our Solar Tuktuk is designed for the city. It is equipped with a heavy-duty suspension and a robust body. As a result, it is quiet and safe. This makes the car perfect for Last-Mile Delivery within urban areas, mobility as a service, but also for individuals such as taxi drivers. The top speed is 45 kilometers per hour.”

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