Solar Utility Vehicle

Status: Complete

The Solar Utility Vehicle was built by Chris Low in 2015 in Yei, South Sudan. It is a fully electric vehicle which is charged by on-board solar panels. The basic design of the vehicle is an articulated frame which can rotate at the point of articulation so that all four wheels are in constant contact with the ground. Steering is accomplished by differential motor control. Each wheel is powered by a single pmdc geared motor via a chain drive. Power comes from two large tubular gel batteries which are charged by solar panels. The vehicle is a prototype that was built for a competition called the Hackaday Prize. Anyone interesting in learning more should visit the project page here: Hackaday Project Page

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