UMass Lowell Students Build Solar-Electric Quadricycle

UMass Lowell Students Build Solar-Electric Quadricycle | In Compliance Magazine

Students from UMass Lowell designed, built and tested a new sustainable and pollution-free method of transporting people around crowded cities, on college campuses, and between buildings in hotels, resorts, and hospitals.

The solar/electric-powered quadricycle carries up to four passengers and can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour. The quadricycles uses a 150 watt solar panel to charge a 20 ampere-hour battery that runs the vehicle’s DC motor and can travel more than 20 miles on a full charge.

The students believe this solar-electric powered vehicle could one day replace both commercial taxis and personal cars leading to a cleaner and more sustainable way to travel.

Read more about the solar-electric powered quadricycle prototype. 

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