Belagavi E-Rickshaw Promises less Pollution
The first Eco-friendly electric auto rickshaw (e-rickshaw) made its debut in Belagavi city at a time when friction between the public and traditional auto drivers is raging over mandatory implementation of auto meters and charging fares according to mater reading. The e-rickshaw is attracting passengers with its looks and smooth sound. Many are hiring the vehicle out of curiosity, just for a spin around the city. Four people can sit comfortable in the vehicle which has a spacious seat. The vehicle runs at a speed of 30-40km per hour. It can play for nearly 80km after being charged for the three hours, he said. The company behind the e-rickshaw is e-Motion. With the e-rickshaw attracting passengers, more people appears eager to buy environment-friendly vehicles which are noiseless and don’t emit carbon .According to Vastrad on road cost of the vehicle is Rs1.60 lakh while there is a subsidy of Rs 60.000 if the vehicle is bought under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan. Vastrad owners of e-rickshaw plans to install solar panels atop the e-rickshaw with the subsidy given by the government and run the vehicle on solar power in the coming days.