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Old 11th August 2010, 15:09   #16
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This initiative rather than being an article to modify the city is probably another way to corrupt some money of the moolah designated for this Commonwealth games!!

Even if they just wanted ,they could have modified the present running ricks with a battery and motor setup.
Sometime ago i even thought of a possible design , but seems its a bit late!!

And what bout the Headlights for night??
why head lights? street lights will be there, if not passengers help diver by holding hand held torch. is that not a good idea to cut the cost down?

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Looks like a laid back driving for the driver & the passengers has to be seated in cramp. No windshield will attract all the dust & pollution to both driver & passenger & not to mention the water during the rain. Anyway, one good step is appreciated than nothing at all. Hope there's improvement made on this one in future.
wind shield and doors will be little expansive job, why cant passengers and driver sit with helmets and rain coats?

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These ones are looking much better than the Vodafone launch. They could've considered a floor beneath the driver's seat too in order to avoid the mud & slush during the rain. Yes, the green one is looking more beautiful & seem to have more leg room for passenger. But a wind shield is must.
why floor below the driver? if the vehicle doesn't climb the steeps at least he can use his legs

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Old 11th August 2010, 19:58   #17
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The sharp, pointy nose is going to be a nightmare to the rear bumpers of the vehicles in front;-}
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Brilliant idea for the times, but really shoddy in execution.

It is imperative that the government now intervenes to ensure urban short commute vehicles are electrified. This requires sustained effort to not only ensure reasonably priced EVs, but also the support infrastructure to keep them running: charging stations, possibility to hot-swap batteries.

Mahindra-Reva today has all the technology required in place. With running costs under a rupee per km, low pollution (not zero since batteries do pollute) AND shared infrastructure costs (in other words subsidized by the various funds for environment, or by saving on a certain fancy balloon)...it is possible.

Then again there is the Auto manufacturers lobby, and Auto unions which may never let a concept on these lines come to life.
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I feel that the manufactuing of new rickshaws should banned unless they meet the following criterion:

1. Proper hard top
2. Seat belts for all the passangers
3. Better Ergonomics
4. 4 wheels!
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The one you see on the left in the picture have been running here for a few years now.Haven't seen the other one on the roads though.

Now, they also have solar panel on top to charge their batteries.

Electric Rickshaw launched in Delhi!-copy-dscf0886.jpg
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Old 15th February 2011, 19:40   #21
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cool, but were there ever the other type of electric rikhshaws in delhi before (like the one we have been having in lucknow)?
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The one you see on the left in the picture have been running here for a few years now.Haven't seen the other one on the roads though.

Now, they also have solar panel on top to charge their batteries.

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This one looks far better and more practical than the wierd looking contraption featured in the previous page. Does not look too drastically different from our current 3 wheels.
However it might be cramped inside.
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Glad to see that electric rickshaw concept is getting traction once again, here is the one spotted yesterday (10 may 2012) at Malviya Nagar Metro Station....and there were many G-Riks (That is what they are called now) ferrying passengers in and out from metro station.

This service was launched last month end for a small trip between Select Citywalk Mall and Malviya Nagar Metro station. Here is the news weblink:

Delhi welcomes G-Riks: The battery powered rickshaw

And here see the beautiful G-Rik:
Electric Rickshaw launched in Delhi!-img00234201205091900.jpg

But just to let my fellow BHPian friends know who do not know the real facts, Electric vehicles may not be that green as they appear to be.

There is a nice discussion which happened on that topic here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...nes-study.html (Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones! (Study))

I am in Biofuel/Renewable Energy domain for last couple of years and have a dedicated thread on Biodiesel on Team-BHP. Based on substantial data and calculations, I can share with you that sometime it may be more depressing to see the overall impact of electric vehicles on environment than what one might have imagined.

Electric Cars a Major Environmental Threat | The Dog and Lemon Guide

Normally, all this calculation is done when we do "Life Cycle Analysis" for a Renewable Fuel/Technology. That estimates each and every aspect of complete value chain and consider energy conversions, losses, efficiencies etc.

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