Re:Volt: Electric tricycle uses solar energy

The Swedish company Clean Motion wants to build an electric cargo tricycle with the Re:Volt. Solar cells on the body can increase the range.

The Swedish company Clean Motion has presented the Re:Volt, a transport vehicle for inner-city use on the first and last mile. The aim is to put a transport solution "somewhere between a conventional car and a scooter" on the wheels.

The tricycle is three meters long and 1.40 meters wide. It should also slip through narrow streets and fit on sidewalks, for example when making a delivery. The technical platform should be flexible. According to the company, battery capacities of 2.5 to 10 kWh can be achieved. That means ranges of 70 to 280 kilometers. Solar panels are integrated in the structure. Depending on the weather, the photovoltaic system should be able to produce enough electricity for a maximum distance of 130 kilometers per day.

500 kg payload

The goal for the Re:Volt is an unladen weight of just 250 kilograms, the payload is specified as 500 kilograms. When and where series production of the electric van can start is not yet known. The Clean Motion company is currently looking for pilot customers on its website to implement the concept.


Clean Motion from Sweden wants to realize an electrically powered transport tricycle with the Re:Volt. Solar panels on the body increase the range.


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