Solar powered reverse trike

If you live in a hot area and you’re a fan of building your own vehicles, you can’t go wrong with this latest DIY Instructable from Farrukh Khan. Called the Solar powered Reverse Trike, it is a DIY solar powered vehicle that can be completed for about $550. The best part about it is that it uses some pretty easy to obtain parts, though the challenge comes with assembling it by yourself but hey – that’s the fun part about DIY projects right?

It uses a large solar panel as a roof and to keep the trike’s battery which runs the vehicle’s motor. Nothing ground breaking or revolutionary in terms of design, but what it can do it does well. In case you’re wondering why it’s called a reverse trike – you do ride it in an odd fashion. Instead of having the single wheel leading it, in the reverse trike the two wheeled side is leading the car instead (though if you sit on it backwards it would be like riding around backwards). Hit the break to watch a demonstration video (with an odd choice of music but who am I to judge?) and head over to Instructables to find out how to build one for yourself.

Filed in Transportation. Read more about DYI and Solar.

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