Rickshaw-pullers at IIT’s Delhi Campus to run solar-powered rickshaws in the campus. These rickshaw can also be peddled when the battery used drains out.
The solar powered rickshaws has been distributed by the by Central Electronics Limited (CEL) through their CSR activity with the support of an NGO – Sukoon.
These solar-powered rickshaws will run only inside the campus of IIT Delhi as according to the Motor Vehicle Act, hybrid vehicles are not legal.
The purpose of the solar hybrid system was to provide electrical traction support to the rickshaw puller during acceleration and tough rides. It runs with a combination of Solar Power, Human Power and Conventional Electrical Power (Optional), Kumar said.