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Solar-powered rickshaws launched on Kolkata’s lanes

03 October 2011

KOLKATA:Five soleckshaws – a solar-powered vehicle that also allows the rider to pedal – were distributed among rickshaw pullers here on Sunday to mark the launch of the vehicle in the city.  

Developed and manufactured by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in Durgapur, the zero-carbon-emitting vehicle, uses both the mechanical energy and electrical energy achieving a maximum speed of 18 kilometres per hour.

During the day, five soleckshaws were presented to rickshaw pullers at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) free of cost. ….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article2507698.ece

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Written by csirindia

October 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Posted in CMERI

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