Gallery: Designer Makes 200 Miles Trek In Solar-Powered Wheelchair


The United Arab Emirates is famous for a lot of things – exotic hotels, the tallest building in the world and its ample quantities of sunlight. It’s therefore not a huge to surprise to learn that a solar powered wheelchair has been developed in the UAE. But if this design for health isn’t enough to impress you, the chair’s designer is undertaking an epic journey of 200 miles to prove its capabilities.

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  1. farrukh January 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Hi – nice coverage. We documented the completion of Haidar’s 300 mile journey after being inspired by his determination. Please feel free to embed or use the video which is here:

    You may remove this comment with the link if considered gratuitous – but we felt we should share our short video capturing some golden moments with you :-)

  2. jeanX November 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I ride in a power chair, but it goes only 7.5 miles an hour.
    It’s hilly around here, but even on level ground, I think 12 mph is too fast.At 7.5 mph, I really should be wearing a helmet.

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