Articulated Light Cart (ALC)
Images & specs. of the original
Hybrid human & solar/electric
Original Prototype specs.:
Vehicle weight empty (with standard battery pack) 250 lbs.
Vehicle carrying capacity 700 lbs. cargo + one rider 250 lbs.
Top speed: How fast can you pedal?
Top motor speed (without pedaling) 20mph
Vehicle range with standard battery pack: How far can you pedal?
Motor battery range at full speed (without pedaling; no sun; standard
battery pack) 15
18 speed chain dérailleur to pedal in your comfort range.
variable speed electric motor with handle bar throttle control.
Vehicle height: 6'6" (goes through a house door).
Vehicle width: 29" (goes on the shoulder of the road, or on a
Vehicle length: 10' (fits in a 8' pickup bed when wheels are turned)
Solar charging: 30 watts max.
Motor usage: 450 watts max.
Unique, patent pending vehicle keeps drive wheels on an uneven road,
and pulling smoothly and safely through the turns.
Unique, patent pending vehicle keeps rider comfortably level on an
uneven road; allows leaning into the turns to safely corner at high
Pilot controlled tilt spring tension can be adjusted for different
conditions of: load weights, wind, cornering speeds & slow
speeds and stopping.
PTOs both electric and mechanical rotary.
Cargo capacity can be used to carry extra batteries for long trips or
remote battery power supply.
Easy to pedal, long trips on sunny days allow unlimited travel distance
when electric motor is used to assist in uphill areas, sprinting across
bridges or through intersections of less than 7% of trip.
Images of the original prototype ALC