The public transport and IPT sector provides the easiest opportunity to accelerate the shift towards electric mobility. Currently, India has one of the highest percentages of public transport use in the world, averaging to almost 25% (excluding non-motorized transport) across major cities. Additionally the IPT sector dominated by three-wheelers, makes up 11% of the mode share. Therefore, any successful pilot to promote the electrification of the IPT sector will tend to have an overreaching replication impact throughout Indian Cities.
The report presents the outcome of the pilot to operationalize E-rickshaws of different types (passenger and freight) and technology (lead acid and lithium-ion battery) in the Udaipur in partnership with the Udaipur Municipal Corporation. The reports include the results/observations from the initial monitoring of the pilot and identify the practical, technical, infrastructural, market, and policy related barriers in the electrification of IPT sector.