Don's solar scooter DIY

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Don at Built It Solar has posted plans for how to turn a standard scooter into a solar-powered one. Basically it involves attaching a set of panels in a folding wing-style formation on each side of the scooter, and retracting them alongside the scooter when in use. Don emphasizes that this mod is entirely street-legal and that he’s put well over 2000km onto his scooter using it largely for commuting. Since commutes involve a lot of idling, you can multiply that out when calculating how much pollution and fuel he hasn’t touched. [GT]

Don’s solar scooter [via Sci Fi Tech]

Gabrielle Taylor