This Solar Electric vehicle eliminates air pollution.
It averages 8.5 kWhr /100 miles equivalent to 400 MPGe,
has Maximum speed 50 mph and a
40 to 60 mile range depending on speed and terrain in City driving.
This practical concept vehicle has been driven as a street-legal three-wheeler on the streets of Salt Lake County, Utah.
Dr . Andy Schoenberg, inventor and developer of the vehicle, is available for questions and demonstration.
This latest version of Ecotrike incorporates regenerative braking. This improvement was developed in collaboration with a student design team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Utah. The new high efficiency solar panel at 327 Watts often eliminates the need to connect it to an external charger if the batteries have been charged all day by the sun.
The cost of a commercialized (mass produced) version of the vehicle is targeted at under $7000. This small vehicle uses only 1/3 of a parking space. It is envisioned that a small home solar system will be sufficient to keep the vehicle’s batteries charged thus eliminating the need to burn fossil fuels leading to a healthy sustainable future.