The HAPV (Advertised as HAPPY) from Pretoria, South Africa-based Wheel & Water is a twist on the ‘horse and buggy’ mode of transportation. Assisted by MACHETE, a buggy is fitted with a solar panel that charges a 12 volt battery under the driver’s seat & the “HAPPY” becomes an independent, sustainable source of energy that powers cell phone connectivity, front and rear emergency lights and a small neon tube at night.
Add a water filtration system, and the “HAPPY” doubles as a multi functional mobile business unit, that can empower an entrepreneurial owner, to generate income from it as a fresh water outlet, a mobile phone kiosk or a spaza shop – even after dark.
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