Build Your Own Solar-Powered Vehicle For Less Than $600

 

A studentáat the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in Pakistan recently designed, built and drove a solar-powered vehicle in 18 days…and he wants you to do the same.

Farrukh Khan’sáSolaron three-wheeler was built with parts of an old bike and aá40 watt photovoltaic canopyáthat charges the onboard 12v/80Ah dry cell solar battery. All in all, the materials cost Khan less than $600: a much friendlier price tag than most alternative-fuel vehicles on the market today.

Khan claims thatáthe Solaron can achieve a top speed of around 20 mph (30 kph) and travel a little over 43 miles (70 km) on a single charge.

And the best part? The young inventor has posted detailed instructions for building the trike online at the popular Instructables website–making it possible for solar enthusiasts around the world to improve upon the design.

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via Gizmag

Image Credit: Farrukh Khan

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Will D.
Will D.4 years ago

Hello Mr. Khan.
I was wondering if you car goes up hill too? I mean it looks like you were going down hill all the way.

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Marie W.
Marie W5 years ago

Way to go.

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karen C.
karen C5 years ago

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