Goa is all set to welcome the electric rickshaws in the state in a bid to spread the awareness on pollution-free vehicles. E-rickshaws and electric vehicles will be launched in the state with the joint alliance between Goa-based firm Infra-Red and Delhi startup Green Valley Energy. Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and minister of transport PWD and river navigation Ramakrishna Dhavalikar alias ‘Sudin’ will launch the electric vehicles on Saturday. This new launching will help the state in many ways. Here are all the ways how these rickshaws will be benefitted for Goans. Read here the report.
Chairperson and managing director at Infra-Red Coastal Ventures Lalit Deshpande said, “The vehicles will be used for deliveries in Panaji corporation limits, public transportation in remote areas of Goa and can also be used for collecting garbage.”
The e-rickshaws are powered by a 48 V brushless direct current 1,000 watts motor which runs on four lead acid deep discharge batteries and is available in two models. The e-rickshaws can run for an average distance of 80-90km on a single charge for 10 hours.
Deshpande while speaking about e- rickshaw stated that “We are here to spread awareness about using pollution- free vehicles. Use of e-vehicles will be successful only if they are run in an organized manner as they require charging facilities and the battery replacement cost is very high.”
With the purpose of solution for last mile connectivity to move people and packages on electric vehicles, Green Valley Energy Ventures recently started this initiative under the name DOT. The two companies will start initial operations with 25 e-bikes and rickshaws approved by ARAI in Goa. They are also planning to launch 100 such e-vehicles in phases within the coming months.
Managing director of Green Valley Energy Ventures Vineet Mehra said, “We would also look to replace two-wheelers used by motorcycle pilots with electric bikes so that they can embrace the clean future.”
“We along with Infra-Red our official representative for operations in Goa would like to collaborate our efforts for this cause and work with the government of Goa to understand gaps and bottlenecks in public mobility.” Mehra quoted.