India considers banning fossil fuel bikes & trikes
In an effort to curb environmental pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, a high-ranking government body in India is pressing for only electric tricycles or rickshaws to be permitted from April 2023 and solely electric two-wheelers to be sold from April 2025.
Ikea opens in India with EVs and solar panels
Swedish furniture maker Ikea has opened their first store in India as planned. The centre in Hyderabad offers electric vehicles in their delivery fleet and uses solar power. Their targets to deepen their green stance are ambitious.
Essel Infraprojects invests 440 million euros in e-mobility
Essel Infraprojects, a section of Indias largest media company, has made an investment of 35 billion rupees, or 440m euros in electric transport. Most of the money is for the production of 1,000 electric buses, however they also plan to invest in electric rickshaws and charging and battery exchange stations in India.
Electric rickshaw for London.
Sherazam Tiwan studies design and envisions to bring a modern version of the three-wheeled taxis best known from India to London. He would like his compact electric rickshaw to be adopted by TfL as a form of public transport. It could surely beat a Black Cab in traffic easily.