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The Team aims towards designing, validating and fabricating a three wheeled hybrid human powered electric vehicle, which has a capability to act as a good viable option for city local transportation. The vehicle would be capable of being driven electrically as well as by a single driver. There are three proposed models of the vehicle: racing, commercial and agricultural. Team designed and manufactured the racing model in their college campus to test the vehicle in the extremities. All other models are designed based on the success of the racing model. The vehicle is designed keeping ergonomics and value engineering in mind. The vehicle is designed to give high performance at a lower rate. The racing design is capable of carrying two riders, of 5′7″ height and weighing 75 kg maintaining a average speed of 28km/hr. Our Vehicle further is designed keeping in view the future aspect by using green filters for rural Indian population and innovative battery charging assist for city conditions. The design is validated using six different analysis tests for driver safety.