Star 8 Luxury Trike
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Star 8 Luxury Trike is a Tuk-Tuk used to provide taxi services.
The Star 8 Luxury Trike is a three wheeled motorized vehicle commonly used as a taxi. It is propelled by an electric motor that is powered from a battery pack. The battery pack is charged by connecting the vehicle to conventional power means. The solar array on the roof acts as a supplementary power source, extending the range of the vehicle. It is distributed by Star 8 through a number of local distributors in different countries. The product is currently commercialized.
Countries: Australia, Cambodia, Phillipines, Indonesia, Ghana, Jordan, Thailand, Vietnam
Licensed drivers operating taxis in urban areas
Product can be obtained through Star 8 outlets in different countries and by directly contacting the main office in Australia
1,200 units in the Philippines and CambodiaInterview with representative
The number of people that can fit within product [Persons]
The ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate
Specifications; The Star 8 Luxury Trike is powered by a 7.5 kw traction motor and stores its energy in 6 100 Ah Lead Acid batteries. Its top speed is 48 kph and it has a range of up to 100 km. Its approximate charging time is 10 hours and it can carry up to 11 people.
A trained general technician with knowledge of solar systems can provide technical support
Solar system parts are available in energy stores in most location but power train components need to be imported from the manufacturer.
5-8 yearsInterview with representative
Awarded the 12th National Product Quality Excellence Award for the best Solar Power Vehicles 2016.
Performance of the vehicle has been tested in conjunction with the University of the Philippines in Manila. It was found that the vehicle can travel a distance of up to 100 km on a single charge.Interview with Manufacturer
University of the Philippines ManilaInterview with representative
The battery pack can be hazardous if poorly disposed of.
A solar charging system comprising solar modules, a charge controller, and a battery is used as a complementary power supply and provides range extension.
Compliant with regulations in non-EU countriesInterview with representative
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