Solar powered go kart with interesting body design.
Hello forum and thanks for your attention.
Its common practice for the average engineer to build a go kart. Lets put that gas engine to the side and put something that will benefit our environment. I'm talking solar energy, you know, the energy source that does not pollute.
Ok so I wasn't bluffing when I said I had your attention right? ok.
First off is the stating the problem.
Problem: limited distance with inefficient vehicles.
We heavily rely on environment polluting machines that limit our range of travel and actually costing us more and more money to refuel.
Hybrid cars were invented to bandaid the problem .....keyword bandaid. They are very expensive the way technology is now and they still use gasoline. .... They are simply an expensive and half step solution to the problem leading most consumers to buy gasoline only cars regardless.
hypothesis: If you create a car or vehicle for vague definition that is very very affordable, safe, easy to maintain and gives 3 to 4 times more mileage than your average economy car by utilizing pure electric and solar energy (electric) , then you will win consumers and help the environment.
my project will try to solve the problem on a 16 year old boy's financial level and try to prove my hypothesis 90% true.
Join me forum in my quest please.
As of now i'm thinking 3 wheel vehicle 7ft by 3 ft.
2 idle steering wheels in the front with a hub motor wheel in the rear.
Based upon affordability I'm thinking around 1000w to 1500 watts. with a 36 or 48v system.
solar panels I plan on making myself by buying individual cells with good efficiency.
As or right now I am working on a budget of $2000 and is in desperate need of what parts to buy.
Hope to hear from the forum.