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E-rickshaw

These battery powered rickshaws (tuktuks) have become an integral part of Jaipur public transport. They are cheaper than the diesel or petrol operated counterparts and do not contributed to further emissions in already smoky city centers.

E-rickshaw

These battery powered rickshaws (tuktuks) have become an integral part of Jaipur public transport. They are cheaper than the diesel or petrol operated counterparts and do not contributed to further emissions in already smoky city centers.

comments (22)

Science marches on!
Ayush Basu: With a little push by commerce, Larry.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 14 Mar 2018, 00:30
It is a fine implementation, Ayush, and I like your dynamic illustration.
Ayush Basu: It helped since there was not enough light to go for higher shutter speeds, Ray. Thank you.
Nice. I would like to have one of those.
Ayush Basu: Yes, it does look cool and nifty, Michael.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Mar 2018, 02:39
J'imagine que c'est très polluant.
Ayush Basu: It is electric so ensures there are no emissions to the atmosphere, Martine. The city center should at least see comparatively less smoky scenes - or so one hopes.
Nice shutter speed for this, Ayush - good focus!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your approval, Elizabeth. It helped since the light level was low anyway.
Good for them, Ayush. We need to start seeing this all over Asia, I assume?!
Ayush Basu: At least they contribute to lesser fumes and smoke, considering that public transport in the S Asian region can be very crowded and chaotic, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Mar 2018, 06:36
A brilliant concept Ayush
Ayush Basu: I certainly see some merits to it, Chris.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:22
neat 'car' lol altho i doubt it has heated seats lol which i love... nice catch!
Ayush Basu: If you leave it in the summer sunny afternoon, it will have heated seats for sure, Elaine grin
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:24
I was surprised to learn that these are battery-powered. My knowledge of thetas is seeing them in a cloud of two stroke smoke.
Ayush Basu: The previous generations were petrol or diesel powered, Alan, and received very less maintenance as it was considered profitable to reduce the downtime to the minimal possible extent.
Bravo pour cette photo, on sens bien le mouvement.
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: Merci, Pascale, for the kind comment.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Mar 2018, 08:21
You give it a good sense of speed Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It is nowhere near the camper, Chad.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Mar 2018, 08:27
You can drive them one-handed,too
Ayush Basu: But then again, even normal passenger car drivers sometimes use their other hand to take phone calls, Lisl.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Mar 2018, 11:03
My son commented the other day during a discussion about e-cars - how can people think that e-vehicles decrease emissions, while we still have electricity from coal and nuclear plants. He had me thinking.
Ayush Basu: Good point, Louis, but I imagine, a certain portion of the grid is supplied by electricity from wind-mills, solar panels and hydro-electric dams? And even if all the power came from coal, gas or oil, I am sure it is easier to boost efficiency and trap CO2 emissions at a handful of power plants, when compared to hundreds of thousands of petrol and diesel powered engines in vehicles.
Louis makes a good point. Electricity is only clean if it is generated cleanly
Ayush Basu: I agree with him, Bill. But I would hazard a guess that fossil fuel based power plants have a higher success rate of converting fuel to electricity when compared to hundreds of thousands of cars converting fuel to mobility.
What a good idea, no doubt the traffic is still just as crowded tough.
Ayush Basu: Jaipur is one of the more planned cities of India, so I would say traffic is still better compared to Kolkata, Mumbai or New Delhi, Brian. I only hope the planners and infrastructure builders remain ahead of the growing population.
Electric = Fantastic
Ayush Basu: I think so too, Mary, at least there are some merits to it.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 17:16
What a good idea.
Ayush Basu: I think there are some benefits at least, CP.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2018, 19:34
You don't stop progress, Ayush... what a great shot, love the speed here.
Ayush Basu: And also enterprising minds, Astrid. Thank you for the visit and comment.
We have trishaws in Malaysia smile
They're all very showy and flamboyant. lol
Ayush Basu: Hmmmm, I did see the manual trishaws in Penang, LC. They were unmissable.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 15 Mar 2018, 11:35
fantastic motion here
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 15 Mar 2018, 23:55
Perfect capture! You got the motion!
Definitely a nice idea
Ayush Basu: I hope it does help them get around, Claudio, without making the environment any worse.

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