Zbee E-Rickshaws To Ferry Passengers In Delhi Soon

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The capital city, Delhi, will get 25 e-rickshaws by this year end, called the Zbees. Manufactured by a by a Swedish company, and partnered with another Indian company, these zero emission rickshaws will be manufactured in Faridabad.

While the government is still in the process of classifying the existing e rickshaws, these very smart looking vehicles could very well be the solution for public transport.

The Zbees, have undergone a successful crash test, the company is waiting for a green signal from the government's vehicle testing agency, ICAT in Manesar for full fledged production.

Goran Folkesson, the CEO of Clean Motion, said, "We will launch the services as a cluster. We have received requests from other cities including Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune."

The Zbees have seat belts for the driver as well as the passengers, and can carry a total of three people.

The eco-friendly Zbee can attain a speed of 45 km/h and consumes 4 kWh for 100 km. the vehicle is powered by lithium batteries.

The vehicle is currently on display as a part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week in New Delhi.

Story first published: Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:57 [IST]
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