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Chennai to see the rise of e-rickshaws

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

MAuto, a private autorickshaw service provider, has introduced about 100 e-rickshaws on Chennai roads for commuter services. The company will retrofit conventional petrol autorickshaws with electric motors to run on batteries. The converted e-rickshaws for public commuting...

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Fuelling clean drive: Electric vehicles get green plates in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Electric vehicles in Delhi have started sporting green-coloured registration plates, made mandatory by the transport department to distinguish them from fuel-run vehicles. “The Centre had recently issued an order to make it compulsory for all electric vehicles to have green...

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Metro wants 15,000 e-autos for last-mile, has approached SC

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) approached the Supreme Court, seeking a relaxation of the cap on the number of three-wheeler permits in the capital, as the Metro plans to induct at least 15,000 electric autorickshaws in its feeder fleet to boost last-mile connectivity...

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How electric cycle rickshaws are driving the e-mobility boom in West Bengal

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

A silent electric vehicle revolution is playing out in suburban West Bengal, within Kolkata city and on its fringes. At the forefront of this revolution is the now ubiquitous e-rickshaw. Alongside it is the battery-operated version of the ‘desi’ cycle-rickshaw, a breed that...

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Kerala to phase out 3-wheelers by 2021 to introduce e-autos

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

Kerala has set April 2021 as deadline for phasing out three wheelers of 15 years off the roads, as part of the government's ambitious plan of introducing two lakh electric two wheelers and 50,000 three wheelers by 2020, said KR Jyothilal, Principal Secretary (Transport &...

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e-autos prove beneficial for GHMC

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s initiative of introducing e-autos for garbage collection under a pilot project is proving beneficial as these vehicles are facilitating early clearance of the waste from the commercial areas of the city, apart from ensuring lower...

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Essel Infra puts EV plans on hold as debt resolution gets priority

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 11, 2019

 

Subhash Chandra-led Essel Infraprojects Ltd has halted plans to build electric vehicles, and is looking to first reduce its debt of ₹11,466 crore, said three people directly aware of...

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Public Transport Permit Mandatory for Electric 3W, 4W to Avail FAME-II SOPS: Govt

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 28, 2019

Starting April 1, electric three and four wheelers will need a valid permit from government agency stating that the vehicle will be used only for public transport purposes to avail incentives...

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A Nightmare Death Renews Controversy Over Delhi’s Electric Rickshaws

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 1, 2014

The horrifying death of a toddler after his mother was struck by an electric rickshaw is once again shining a spotlight on New Delhi’s unregulated throngs of battery-powered vehicles.

On Thursday, a court in India’s capital city slapped a temporary ban on e-rickshaws,...

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E-rickshaws legal but aren't regulated

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 2, 2014

 Jai Bhagwan Goel, a politician active in Delhi circles who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in February, was instrumental in getting a significant rally convened on  June 17. In the rally, he managed to win back a cause, and vote bank, being taken over by Aam Aadmi Party...

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