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Freight 3-wheelers to soon embrace green solutions

08 December 2011

NEW DELHI: You could soon see a solar power battery assisted, pedalled freight rickshaw. Eyeing corporates eager to earn green mileage, HBL Power Systems, a Rs 1,000-crore company, has developed a solar power assisted, motor-based rickshaw to move goods in small cities.

The rickshaw — designed to carry a freight of 250 kg, at a speed of up to 24 km per hour — is priced at about Rs 90,000, and gives a mileage of 40 km on a single battery charge. The product is aimed at replacing non-motorised cycle rickshaws that have much slower speed. HBL has based its product on Soleckshaw, a solar power battery assisted, pedalled rickshaw developed by CSIR and CMERI, Durgapur……

Read more:http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article2698739.ece?ref=wl_opinion

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Written by csirindia

December 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Posted in CECRI

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