Independent of charging facilities, prosperity
where it is really needed
Currently, innovative electric vehicles are mainly available in Western countries. However, the need for sustainable mobility is particularly high in emerging countries such as India. Reason is that 14 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are in India. In these cities rickshaws cause 20% of the pollution.
Unscalable charging infrastructure
The breakthrough of electric rickshaws in emerging countries such as India, is obstructed by the absence of a stable
electricity network and a shortage of
The worlds first transformable solar rickshaw
We believe solar power is the only scalable solution for last-mile mobility in emerging countries. Does that hurt range? Certainly not. We develop a cost- and energy efficient urban vehicle.
Next to that, we are the first rickshaw manufacturer in the world to introduce a transformable vehicle, so drivers can use their vehicle both for passenger-transport and goods-delivery. In this way, drivers can increase their productivity and income.
In a huge growth market
There are over 12.5 million rickshaw drivers in India. The demand for rickshaws is growing by 20% annually. To put this in perspective, the number of electric rickshaws in India is already larger than the total electric vehicle fleet in China.
With green legislation
The Indian government will ban the sales of combustion engine rickshaws from 2023 onwards. Their ambition is that 80% of all 12.5M rickshaw drivers have moved to an electric rickshaw by the end of 2030.
However, the market is not yet in line with these ambitions. For example, in Bangalore (Karnataka, India) only a fraction of the 194,000 auto
rickshaws are electric. Stable electricity networks are still absent or highly underdeveloped.
Therefore they obstruct a large-scale
breakthrough for electric rickshaws.