Star 8 Luxury Trike
Star 8 Luxury Trike is a luxury tuk-tuk design to provide comfortable and smooth ride to passengers.
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 mains power. 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
- Electric tuk tuk
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
1200 units in the Philippines and CambodiaInterview with representative
Specifications; The Star 8 Luxury Trike is powered by a 7.5 kw traction motor and stores its energy in 6 100Ah Lead Acid batteries. It’s top speed is 48 kph and has a range of up to 100km. 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 100km 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 complimentary power supply and provides range extension.
The number of people that can fit within product [Persons]
The ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate
Compliant with regulations in non-EU countriesInterview with representative
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