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City’s new Green ride

03 October 2011

Kolkata got the first batch of solar powered rickshaws called ‘Soleckshaw’ on Sunday. High on green norms — it has zero carbon emission — with the option of using pedals, the product developed by Durgapur branch of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has the potential of doing away with the traditional three wheelers in the city.

The new rickshaws can attain a maximum speed of 18 kilometres per hour with a very less human effort. Another interesting feature is that the battery could be recharged also by conventional electricity if solar power is not available….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/City-s-new-Green-ride/854876/

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Written by csirindia

October 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Posted in CSIR

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