Nelco Solocar; Nelco Industries England; 1930's; 2008-20

Name/Title

Nelco Solocar

About this object

This three wheeled battery powered vehicle had a number of features. It was originally designed to allow disabled people to have there own transport. Steering was by means of a tiller connected to the front wheel. Rotating the tiller clockwise gave a choice of 3 speeds. Forward or reverse by a separate control. Anti clockwise rotation provided regenerative control while going downhill. The motor acted as a generator to recharge the battery. The motor was 24 volt. Built in England after the Second World War. Only a few remain in existence.

Maker

Nelco Industries England

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1930's

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Wood, steel, aluminium and rubber

Subject and Association Description

Battery powered transport for invalid person.

Credit Line

Gift from the Wilkinson family

Object Type

Nelco solocar

Object number

2008-20

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Tags
solocar
TATATM
transport

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.

Share