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Solar Charged Electric Scooter/Vehicle

An electric scooter was modified to support solar panels for charging the on board batteries. Scooter has been driven for 1,100 miles without plugging into any other source. The panels fold out for charging while parked at work, and fold back in while riding on the road. Little change in road handling from original model. Bike is licensed and insured in Michigan so the government and insurance industry has accepted my model as viable transportation. The goal for this invention is to change a daily expense into a no cost to operate vehicle (or as little as possible) and remove dependance on oil. In a southern climate range should be nearly double of Michigan, where scooter rode 1.100 miles without any charging other than the on board panels. This was 104 days commuting to work, some 5 miles away. Information of this invention is widely available on the web so anyone wishing to do the same, can. My only goal is to share with anyone wishing to do the same, or similar projects. No wish to gain financially. There is no honor in greed.
Patent Number: share ware on web for all to share knowledge as a world wide team
Invention Status: licensed and on road for 1 year as test

Keywords: dunklee, solar scooter
Comments
Aug 3, 2008
by Anonymous

hm

wouldn't it have been better with just one long panel in the middle ? fastened somewere behind the sitting area. Though need to fastened it extra so it doesn'f all off and injure people.

Aug 31, 2008
by Anonymous

uhm

I bet if you parked that thing anywhere in my town, it would be see ya later solar panels! :p

Sep 23, 2008
by Anonymous

which battery last longes

i cant find it here

Jan 5, 2011
by Anonymous

LOL the idea is great but

LOL the idea is great but these big panels look horrible lol Gotta work on the design a little