Being the preferred mode of last-mile commuting, people globally desire to avail electric rickshaws around highly populated routes of metro cities. E-rickshaws provide a reliable, comfortable and affordable option of last-mile connectivity to all commuters, mainly those residing close to underground railway routes.
What was once an integral part of commuting in metro cities, now has reached tier 1 cities also, to aid in daily transportation. There are two main ways by which sustainable transport can keep pollution at bay:
- In our ambition of long term climate sustainability, reduced vehicular emission will play a crucial role.
- Further electrification of our transport systems can lock in the benefits of reduced emission during the pandemic lockdown.
Given the fact that transport is one of the biggest causes of pollution, refurbishing transport system in a post covid world would turn out to be an important step to decrease emission in the long run.
Building a future proof planet for our living would mean to secure and develop methods towards sustainability. Globally, the demand for fossil fuels like coal has started falling from 2014 with various countries taking the initiative to curb greenhouse gases. The way to a future proof planet can be achieved by conserving energy consumption, through sustainable means in transport.
There are primarily four phases in building tomorrow’s future proof technology:
- Sustainable master planning
- Ecologically integrated system technology
- Clean energy usage
- Connecting the global population to build a future proof planet
The current pandemic has brought upon huge devastation on global economies and brought life to a complete standstill. The rising toll of hunger and poverty has been threatening to breach various sectors of the economy, including clean energy transport system. However, the bright side is that, during virtual roundtables taking place in terms of global crises, experts are confident of min 35% electrification by 2025.
It was India’s quest for sustainable mobility that brought the wave of electric mobility for the first time in India. At that time it was in the form of rampantly polluting lead-acid batteries. Available estimates state that with the correct aim, an appropriate adaptation of clean technology and following z ICAT certified solar powered e-rickshaws have become the front runner in EV revolution since 2019. The mass proliferation of e-rickshaws globally, especially in the third world countries have raised the issue of harnessing nature’s energy.
Market research in India shows that on an average, e-rickshaws are able to cover only 50-70 km every day, mainly limited by recurrent charging of battery-powered e-rickshaws. The time taken to recharge is long and is restricted during night-time only.
Each solar-powered e-rickshaw is covering almost 130 km every day, out of which 60 km are enabled by solar panels.
The EV segment can be touted as the game-changer in the global mobility scenario if they completely abide by the zero-emission mandates. The e-rickshaw revolution in various countries of the world has clearly demonstrated its ability to become the zero-emission mode of transport for all. We need to understand that how e-rickshaws have the potential to gift our earth economic and environmental benefits.