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2019-08-22. Inside India’s Messy Electric Vehicle Revolution.

posted Aug 28, 2019, 4:45 PM by Alan Gould
Photographs and Video by Saumya Khandelwal, By Vindu Goel and Karan Deep Singh, The New York Times. [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/technology/india-electric-vehicle-rickshaw.html] For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: A million electric rickshaws sprang up out of nowhere and are now being used by 60 million people a day. The government and vehicle makers are struggling to catch up. ...India’s million e-rickshaws make up the second-largest collection of electric vehicles in the world. Only China’s fleet of several hundred million electric motorcycles and bicycles is bigger. About 60 million Indians hop on an e-rickshaw every day, analysts estimate. Passengers pay about 10 rupees, or 14 cents, for a ride. In a country with limited shared transit options and a vast population of working poor people, the vehicles provide a vital service as well as a decent living for drivers, who are mostly illiterate....