Low-hanging fruit in electrification
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India, April 2 -- There is one thing that I have to get off my chest: The rapid adoption of electric three-wheelers, e-rickshaws as we call them, has been dramatic. Whenever an opportunity arises in India, companies emerge to take advantage of it. However, e-rickshaws while a brilliant mode of transport for last-mile connectivity are patently unsafe, which is particularly ironic since the Government is promoting vehicular safety by imposing new conditions on passenger vehicles and motorcycles while totally ignoring the e-rickshaw space.
That said, it would be silly to ignore how much e-rickshaws have changed the economic prospects of workers in many parts of India. In the part of Delhi where I live, e-rickshaws have given domestic worker...
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