In Italy, there are scooters everywhere, in Amsterdam, people love their bikes, and Thailand has its tuk-tuks. Over in India, there are rickshaws by the thousands. These low cost people movers are now being converted to low cost electric vehicles by the thousands, with over 1.5 million battery-powered electric rickshaws already zipping silently around the country. This is the electric vehicle revolution you’ve probably never heard of.
The mass adoption of electric rickshaws is being driven by pure economics as rickshaw operators opt for the silent, low maintenance, lower cost to operate electric rickshaws over petrol or manual cycle rickshaws because it’s just good business. Compared to a cycle rickshaw, an electric rickshaw enables the operator to give more rides per day, which translates to more profit.
On the other hand, the lower cost per mile of the electrified rickshaws compared to their petrol powered friends means all those extra rides come with a lower operating cost per kilometer which also translates to more cash in hand at the end of the day.
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