Tanvir Ahmed Toshon

Work place: Tanvir Ahmed Toshon,19/4/B Monipuri Para, Tejgaon Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh

E-mail: toshon_aust@yahoo.com


Research Interests: Energy Engineering, Engineering


Tanvir Ahmed Toshon is an Electrical & Electronics Engineering Graduate from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This paper is written on the basis of his undergraduate research project “Solar based transportation system in Bangladesh”. He has been involved with a lot of projects related to power system & renewable energy during his undergrad. Currently he is looking forward to pursuing a PhD program in USA.

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Solar Powered Rickshaw (SPR) can Diminish the Physical Labor of Rickshaw Puller and Improve the Power Crisis in Bangladesh

By Meganur Rhaman Tanvir Ahmed Toshon

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2014.04.03, Pub. Date: 22 Dec. 2014

Rickshaw is the most common three wheeler in Bangladesh. Easy availability, less fare, openness in structure etc. have made this very popular vehicle for short distance travel purposes. Two types of Rickshaws are seen plying on the road, one is manual peddling type another is an electric motorized type which needs to be charged using electricity from the national grid. Each type possess its own disadvantages. The first one need to be pulled by a man, which can be very hard & laborious for the pullers. The second one needs electricity for charging purposes which is a burden on the national grid. In this paper, we tried to represent a new model of Rickshaw by mitigating the disadvantages of both types. The features, working mechanisms, structure, components etc. of the Solar Powered Rickshaw is discussed briefly with the necessary figures in this paper. The main objective of this paper is to relieve Rickshaw pullers from this kind of laborious job by using Solar Power Rickshaw (SPR) and help improving the power crisis in Bangladesh.

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