The E-rick or Eco Friendly Rickshaw launched by Vodafone aims to promote a green transportation for a cleaner and greener environment in the capital city ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
The Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today unveiled E-rick, a battery- operated rickshaws, sponsored by telecom major Vodafone Essar in association with Eco-Activate, as part of its eco-friendly initiative and corporate social responsibility (CRS) activity.
Powered by battery the Eco Friendly rickshaw aims to ensure reduction in carbon footprint with zero emissions and help reduce the dependence on conventional fuel. The company will roll out 25 vehicles and will soon increase the number in the capital.
Priced at Rs 1.5 lakh each the E-rick’s main components are a fully recyclable polyethylene cabin, a heavy duty modular steel frame and an advanced, digitally controlled electric propulsion system. Stylishly designed the e-rick boasts of advance technical features.
When asked to comment about the E-rick, Sheila Dikshit said ‘There is a need for collaborative efforts to make Delhi a pollution-free zone. We have always been conscious about environmental issues and hence are supportive of such initiative which would help ensure a healthier and greener city,’