Gallery: TRANSPORTATION TUES: Solar-Power Rickshaws for London


Rickshaws, or cycle rickshaws, are a popular mode of human-powered transportation all around the world. The higher tech electric version of the foot-pedalled rickshaws has been gaining popularity recently, as it is an important sustainable mode of transport across developing nations. Now, London-based research and design company Solar Lab is working on a solar-powered rickshaw that will be the first human powered hybrid vehicle – combining pedal power with energy from rooftop photovoltaics.

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  1. Tiago Pita November 14, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I would love this to be available in London, Rickshaws are in London to stay and having new technologies is necessary.
    I love how the rider will also be covered by the body of the bike… look forward to seeing them in London and teh world.
    London Rickshaws

  2. frances July 2, 2008 at 11:35 am

    solar and London in the same sentence is oxymoronic

    I hope they export it quickly!

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