India Goes Electric With Battery-Swapping Rickshaws
29 March 2019 6:30 AM GMT
Because even an electric autorickshaw can be out of reach for many, SUN Mobility is trying a different tack to clean up India's air.
- After just a few minutes of downtime, Kumar and his electric ride are back on the road, fully charged and looking for the next fare.
- Which is why some manufacturers are now, for the first time, starting to power them with electricity instead of gasoline.
- A not quite two-year-old joint venture between electric car maker Virya Mobility 5.0 and solar power company SUN New Energy Systems, SUN Mobility is working with EV makers, providing the batteries for those vehicles.
- It can install its autorickshaw swapping stations, like the one Kumar uses for his vehicle, in crowded neighborhoods.