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Electric Rickshaws – Burning Rubber!

01/10/2013

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By Johnson

Wallahi! Help has come from unexpected quarters…. the latest news is that Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party is supporting E-Rickshaw which is an Electric Vehicle.

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Finally an Indian Politician talking about helping the clean energy industry and thus also improving India’s Balance of Payment with the Oil Exporting GCC countries. 

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) aims at replacing all cycle rickshaws in the city with battery-
operated rickshaws. The rickshaw would cost in the range of Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 for retail
customers.

An MCD official said the civic agency would give the company advertisement rights in lieu of the service provided. He added that the state-of-the-art, zero-emission means of transportation for passengers is equipped with a striking shape, comfortable design and advanced technical features. The speed of the vehicle is 25km/hr and requires a charging time of 6 to 8 hours.

Features of E-Rickshaws

Each e-rickshaw has a battery which is required to be charged for six to eight hours.
These rickshaws come fitted with satellite navigation devices to ensure timely and safe service for passengers.The e-rickshaws are zero-emission means of transport for passengers and are equipped   with a remarkable shape, comfortable design and superior technical features.The e-rickshaw is capable enough to run at the speed of 25km per hr or 15mph.These rickshaws also have the facility to be fitted with GPS locator device.
The Product is Revolutionizing transport and the “puller” is earning Rs. 1000-1200/- per       day.

Noise and Air Pollution in Cities by Diesel & Petrol Vehicles:
Take the case of Gurgaon which is progressing at a very fast pace and so is the pollution in this fast advancing city, contributing to the increase in pollution of the air and noise pollution. Main culprit for Noise and Air pollution are diesel or petrol vehicles. These vehicles are rising at the rate of about 15% every year.  

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Thus, they are not only proving hazardous to human health but also draining our country by extracting money in huge amounts for foreign exchange outflow. Finally there is a solution to the problem in form of Electric Vehicles … especially the e-rickshaws. This new mode of transport is a revolution in the world of transport. The new trend has begun recently in the capital city of the country and Gurgaon being its close adjacent also has them in bulk. These rickshaws are carefully designed and are eco-friendly. These were planned to be launched before the commonwealth games 2010.

The Plan was to introduce e-rickshaws in partnership with private players. New routes connecting Metro stations with city landmarks and tourist sites will be accessible by e-rickshaws also. Efforts are being made to get permission to utilize the parking space of shopping malls for recharging the battery of e-rickshaws. The drivers of e-rickshaws get appointed by private companies. The selected drivers are those who have undergone a course in safe driving. The drivers will be seen in uniforms that are matching to these modern rickshaws.

E-Rickshaw Fares
The new technology has affected cycle rickshaws to turn into e-rickshaws but there is no affect on the fares of these rickshaws. These new rickshaws will charge between Rs. 10 and 15. Pensioners need not pay them.

Other e-Rickshaw Models

Bajaj Auto Rickshaw - BA-04 - Best in Class
Charging Time: 8-12H  Range Per Charge: 130KM 
Lead-acid battery
Load Capacity: 450KG 

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Saera Auto Rickshaw - Mayuri
Charging Time: 8-9H  Top Speed: 22kmph 
Lead-acid battery
Load Capacity: 250KG 

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Website  (external window)

Clean Motion – Zeebe 
Who said e-rickshaws cant be cool?Top Speed: 50 kmph 
Range: 50 km
Load Capacity: 250KG 

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 Indiegogo Rickshawhttp://www.indiegogo.com/projects/electric-auto-rickshaw 

The Solution.
What if Autorickshaw driver Ashok could keep his existing rickshaw? Indiegogo people would drop in an electric motor. No charge.  Indiegogo people  would provide the battery also. No charge there either. Everything in his life remains the same. Except now he has a powerful motor that doesn’t break down. Ashok would only pay (Indiegogo) for the power he used. At their refilling places the vehicle’s low/empty battery can be swapped with a full battery in as low as 15 seconds! The money they make selling power will pay for the batteries and many more conversion kits. As new battery technology comes out they promise to  deploy that too.

E-Rickshaws for clean air!
The future is promising with electric bikes, electric rickshaws and electric cars on Indian roads.  Someday we will all breathe clean air and vehicles will run on solar powered electrons.  Someday we wont know what smog is.  Someday we will smile again in our cities!  We can dream again!
The e-rickshaw wave is coming!  And stay tuned at pluginindia.com for the latest updates!

     

COMMENTS

Delhiite

26/12/2013 12:53pm

Look at the complaint from this link:
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=CAP/2013/10/17&PageLabel=1&EntityId=Ar00106&ViewMode=HTML

He cannot make up his mind on what to complaint on. 
1. First he says “E-rickshaw menace is growing “
2. Then he says these are slow.
3. Then he says wait some can go fast and thats not fair. He says these vehicles get high-powered motors installed… and thats cheating the law.
4. Then he says its not safe. Although the Govt says only those above 25kmph speed need registration. 
4. Then he cries “No law applies to number of rickshaws allowed to ply”. Why? his father’s business is getting invaded? Does he have a Petrol Pump and his petrol sales falling? 
5. Finally he sobs “Currently selling e-rickshaws additional business for shops such as insurance agents/ dealers of taxi meters etc”. Really? How does that matter him?

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REPLY

Johnson

28/12/2013 1:23pm

Delhiite… this newspaper article looks to be “funded” by the auto rickshaw mafia… they don’t want another vehicle in the market. Whether it is for the benefit of the local common people they dont care.

Making complaints about electric vehicles is really sad. Its a vehicle that goes about 25kmph about the same speed as an Auto rickshaw in traffic. Whats so scary about it?

More than a mode of travel it is also a good way for making a living. Since the vehicle requires no registration and no certification.

Such complaints should not be encouraged – not by the authorities and neither by the readers.

Features of E-Rickshaws

Each e-rickshaw has a battery which is required to be charged for six to eight hours.
These rickshaws come fitted with satellite navigation devices to ensure timely and safe service for passengers.The e-rickshaws are zero-emission means of transport for passengers and are equipped   with a remarkable shape, comfortable design and superior technical features.The e-rickshaw is capable enough to run at the speed of 25km per hr or 15mph.These rickshaws also have the facility to be fitted with GPS locator device.
The Product is Revolutionizing transport and the “puller” is earning Rs. 1000-1200/- per       day.- See more at: http://www.pluginindia.com/blogs/electric-autos-political-parties#sthash.c64Zb0rg.dpuf

– See more at: http://www.pluginindia.com/blogs/electric-autos-political-parties#sthash.c64Zb0rg.dpuf

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