Solar tuc tuc India to London

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  1. tofo

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    Took a while but hats off to him
    Sorry if we have seen it before


    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Solar-powered tuk-tuk completes India to UK trip
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    Engineer Naveen Rabelli has completed a 6,000 mile journey from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk.
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  2. John Laidler

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    He landed a few days ago I think but well done him, it must have been a lonely and slow journey at times.
     
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    Hood up to hide his identity ,probably working illegally in a curry house near you !
    Smarter than the rest of them I'll give him that ,



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    I Wonder how long it will be before he gets a load of parking tickets
     
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    Hats off to the guy, what a cracking adventure, and what a great sense of humour if you watch the interview.
     
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    So whose going to build the first solar powered MH? If one hasn't already been built of course. :)

    Edit: on reflection one has been built - the one in the OP. :) But a back of an envelope calculation suggests you would struggle to get more than about 2Kw of power from a PV array on the roof of a typical MH, which is about 3 bhp, so blistering performance not expected. :) But it could work if you only drove for an hour or so a day and spent the rest of the time recharging the batteries. Done that way you could have a vehicle with say a 20 Kw motor (30 bhp approx) which is more practical if you had a very lightweight vehicle.
     
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    What an achievement, enough panels on there to keep going despite the weather!
     
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