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

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Meganur Rhaman 1,* Tanvir Ahmed Toshon 2

1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, 141-142 Love Road, Tegjaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2. Tanvir Ahmed Toshon,19/4/B Monipuri Para, Tejgaon Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh

* Corresponding author.


Received: 11 Sep. 2014 / Revised: 15 Oct. 2014 / Accepted: 20 Nov. 2014 / Published: 22 Dec. 2014

Index Terms

Solar Powered Rickshaw, Bangladesh, Motor, Controller, Battery, Solar Panel


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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Meganur Rhaman, Tanvir Ahmed Toshon,"Solar Powered Rickshaw (SPR) can Diminish the Physical Labor of Rickshaw Puller and Improve the Power Crisis in Bangladesh", IJEM, vol.4, no.4, pp.26-35, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2014.04.03


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