Electric and improved cycle rickshaw as a sustainable transport system for India

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Electric and improved cycle rickshaw as a sustainable transport system for India

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Sem fins lucrativos / ONG/ Setor Civil
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$1,000 - $10,000
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An improved and electric cycle rickshaw can provide a nonpolluting and silent transport system for urban and rural areas of India.
It can also provide largescale employment to millions of urban and rural poor.
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute has developed two types of rickshaws – improved pedal cycle rickshaw and motor-assisted pedal cycle rickshaw.

SOBRE O PROJETO

Problema: Este projeto busca solucionar qual problema?

AIM OF INNOVATION To Reduce Air and Noise Pollution caused by transport vehicles, especially petrol/diesel-powered three-wheelers.

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MOST of the cities and towns in India are highly polluted. The main reason is the air and noise pollution caused by transport vehicles, especially petrol and diesel-powered two- and three-wheelers. In India, there are presently close to 18 million petrol-powered two-wheelers and about 1.5 million petrol- and diesel-powered threewheelers and their population is growing at a rate of about 15% per annum . Besides being a major hazard to people’s health, these machines are guzzling huge amounts of petrol and diesel for which the country has to pay dearly in foreign exchange outflow. It is a common sight in India and in other developing countries that during traffic jams in congested areas of the cities, these vehicles produce tremendous air pollution . There is therefore an urgent need to introduce an environmentally sound transport system in cities and towns of India which is cost-effective and also provides largescale employment for urban and rural poor. An electric cycle rickshaw can provide a non-polluting, point-topoint and a silent transport system for urban and rural areas of India. Besides, it is an energy-efficient and costeffective vehicle.
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It should be pointed out that the evolution of cities and towns has been driven by the transport system. The sprawling cities of the US developed because of automobiles. However, most European cities have integrated the public transport systems like rail, subway, bus and tram with private cars, taxis and cycles to cover the ‘last mile’. This could also be possible in India where rickshaws can provide transportation to cover the last mile or kilometre. If we consciously promote vehicles which are human propelled, then we can help reduce the growth of cities and at the same time drastically reduce the energy used in transportation. This can show us a way towards a sustainable transport system of the future. With increased pollution in cities of India and various courts passing strictures on polluting vehicles, there is a need to introduce environmentally sound transport systems on the roads. In addition to the CNG-powered buses and three-wheelers, quite a number of major companies have introduced electric-powered three-wheelers. However, all these vehicles are expensive, with their prices ranging from Rs 2.75 to 4.28 lakhs . One of the major reasons for this high cost is imported batteries and their weight. Around 50% of the weight of the vehicle is because of the batteries, which results in increased motor power and hence the increased cost of vehicle. Present level of battery technology precludes high power output from light-weight batteries. I therefore feel that small transport systems like rickshaws are more suited for electric vehicle development. Thus reasonably priced, small size, indigenous batteries have been used to power the MAPRA.
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kush

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kalra

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Youth for Human Rights International

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Impementation
Improved pedal cycle rickshaw(IMPRA)
IMPRA has three-speed gears, reduced length of long chain drives, back-wheel shaft braking, better suspension and less aerodynamic drag than the existing ones.
The weight of IMPRA is 85 kg compared to 90–95 kg of the existing rickshaws. Its life is estimated to be between 7 and 10 years.
Motor-assisted pedal cycle rickshaw(MAPRA)
It is a rickshaw with a Motor attached to it so that it can assist their pedaling whenever they(rickshaw puller) experienced load, or while going uphill. The extra power may also allow the rickshaw pullers to ply the rickshaw for longer distances and thus increase their earnings per day.

Results

With increased pollution in cities of India and various courts passing strictures on polluting vehicles, there is a need to introduce environmentally sound transport systems on the roads.In addition to the CNG-powered buses and three-wheelers, quite a number of major companies have introduced electric-powered three-wheelers. However, all these vehicles are expensive, with their prices ranging from Rs 2.75 to 4.28 lakhs. I therefore feel that small transport systems like rickshaws are more suited for electric vehicle development. Thus reasonably priced, small size, indigenous batteries have been used to power the MAPRA.

What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.

We feel that the following technological and policy issues need to be looked at for the MAPRA to spread and become a viable transport system in India.
Technological issues
1. There is need to develop a low cost sensor/controller for sensing the load of the MAPRA and to switch on and off the motor accordingly.
2. There is need to develop a low cost battery charger based on switch-mode power supply (SMPS) technology, which should be rugged and could be mounted on the MAPRA, so that the batteries could be charged anywhere. Presently, such rugged and low-cost battery chargers are not available.

What would prevent your project from being a success?

Nothing can prevent this project from being a success beacuse it will solve prolem of employment, pollution and environment.

How many people will your project serve annually?

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$50 - 100

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

Sim

SUSTENTABILIDADE
Em que estágio está seu projeto?

Fase de concepção

In what country?

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Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

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How long has this organization been operating?

Entre 1 e 5 anos

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

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Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs?

Não

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses?

Não

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government?

Não

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

Partnerships are very important for successful implementation of indea or a Project so We do feel that partnerships should be done to make Project a gand success.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

First is support from NGO's
Second from Government.
Thord Support of media

A História
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

PPollution in the cities and hunger among rickshaw pullers of india.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

My brother luv kalra who is a engineer and also a partner of this idea because of him we are able to develop this idea.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Newsletter from Changemakers

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