Development of an Electric Tri-Wheel Scooter


The major objective of the study was to design and develop an electric tri-wheel scooter that would be used as a multi-purpose transportation medium in the Bulacan State University Main Campus. The project is developed to lessen the stress for people from all walks of life and circumstances. The project developed is made up of locally available materials. The project can be used indoors and outdoors, since it is designed to lessen the stress of some people who walk a great length. It is especially useful in indoor use, within the vicinity of a school, university, shopping and the like. It is intended for one rider only. It has 2 very important parts, the hub motor and the controller module. The hub motor is the one that drives the whole scooter assembly while the controller is the brain, commanding the hub, lights, sensors, etc. The scooter is powered using a 48 V rechargeable battery and can run in forward and reverse directions. The scooter can fit through a normal size door and is equipped with a sensor that enables it to function only when a rider is on the platform. The project functioned according to expectations, being a cheaper and environment-friendly alternative as compared with its commercially available counterparts. It also provided a cost-effective approach to providing individualized transport systems in a wide variety of applications.

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Asuncion, R. and Galita, W. (2015) Development of an Electric Tri-Wheel Scooter. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101558.

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