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Table 1 Specification of soleckshaw, developed by CSIR-CMERI

From: Technology, knowledge and markets: connecting the dots—electric rickshaw in India as a case study

Power source Solar and human
Type of drive Motor-assisted pedal-driven (hybrid)
Solar panel 3 SPVS (37 W at 12 V)
Electric motor BLDC-type hub motor (240 W, 36 V) mounted on the front/rear wheel
Charging Batteries may be charged from the solar charging station or from the main power supply source by battery swapping mechanism
Battery 3 deep-discharge-type lead acid batteries
Transmission Chain and sprocket drive
Brakes Drum and shoe brake on both rear wheels. Brake on motor drum on the front wheel
Axle Entire axle is mounted on a separate structure to ensure better alignment of both axles
Payload 210 kg (driver and 2 passengers)