Originally based on the Indian version of a Vespa Ape, the three-wheeler rickshaw is ubiquitous throughout the Indian sub-continent, and indeed Asia. Ikea is using a solar-powered of these as at least 20% of their delivery fleet for their new Hyderabad flagship store. The Ikea version will be charged at the store, running off of solar power harvested from 4,000 panels on the roof. Any excess energy gathered will be used for lighting and inside the store.
Link to the original story on Curbed.
Just to add some Lambretta flavour, here’s a couple of (very) short videos of the Lambretta version of the three-wheeler commercial vehicle, The Lambro.