An electric rikshaw from the Auto Expo Delhi

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While we’re stuck with rikshaws whose fuel we can’t find as the remaining stock runs dry, our neighboring country is trying out new avenues to fuel the iconic transport of the sub-continent. You see, with R&D for technology, nobody stands a chance in this world. We think the mighty jets and millions of soldiers can protect us but in this age of technology that moves so fast that it took less than a decade to come from massive box with a screen with 5 channels to a screen that is lighter and slimmer than an actual paper, I am not sure they can. Technology moves fast and it is R&D that makes it possible.

This rikshaw may seem to us quite a bad attempt, but it is a first. Like the first television which had only 6 channel and weighed more than three of our aunts. Regardless, a decade later, you know what I mean.

A rikshaw which you will never see in the CNG lines, it will be the new cool. You will look at it in the CNG line with awe as it waves past on electricity. Because its cool. Or you may never see one at all.

Thanks to Indian Autos Blog for bringing this Electric Rikshaw to our attention (also for pictures), this e-rikshaw is called “Terra T4”, and is designed on a lightweight and durable platform because, batteries are heavy and added weight renders fuel economy unfeasible. So all cars today are made in such a way that they weigh less to save fuel while you may think that they are cheaply built from 3rd grade quality, however, take the sour sip as it is a need.

Moving on, the range of the batteries which safely are put on a higher position with waterproof wires, it runs a total of 80 kms and takes two hours to recharge till 80 percent and I wonder why, but the last 20 percent charge to reach 100 percent takes 7 hours.

Terra-T4-cockpit-live

It features a motorcycle like turning radius and doesn’t depends on CNG or petrol and you can charge it as you park at home, or a rikshaw stand. That gives me an idea! How about Pakistani government making rikshaw stands with charging points. Less menace on the Pakistani roads and cheap transport.

Terra-T4-taillight-live Terra-T4-passenger-seats-live

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21 Comments
  1. Aneef Izhar Ul Haq says

    na batti aa-way, na rikshay charge hon

  2. Syed Sajid Shah says

    The last 20% takes longer because it is being consumed at the same time.

  3. Sohaib Afridi says

    it would be the most illogical idea to use battery chargeable rickshaws in Pakistan at the moment.

  4. Sohaib Afridi says

    Usman Rafique Well its not just the source of electricity but also the quality of our roads and transportation system. Although the source of electricity is a very big question mark at the moment. The best way to improve the transportation system and reduce the environmental degradation due to fossil fuels is efficient Mass Transportation systems instead of cars and rickshaws…

  5. Nadir Shahwani says

    pakis are not for technology. they prepare themselves for global jihad. they need mindless suicide bombers.A brain having lots of creative things is not needed in porkistan. pakis are travelling towards dark ages. let them complete their journey.

  6. Niti Dubey says

    very nice..i have visited a website for bur or sell car in pakistan called http://www.lokmart.com and got very nice product in it..

  7. Manu Gee says

    if this rickshaw launched in pakistan, people starts opening shops with the displaying posters and adds.
    (:UPS PE RICKSHAW CHARGE KARANE KE SAHULAT MOJOD HA;)

  8. Muhammad Hilal says

    Dear Pakistani. I am working on one of my project and that is electric rickshaw. and i got a handsome amount of fund from directorate of science and technology (Dost) Peshawar KPK. and the project will be completed by the end of June 2014. this is a final year project of CECOS University. and a group of students are working with me on this project. and also it is solar powered as well

  9. Muhammad Khan says

    Great step Sir. May Allah succeed you in your efforts, ameen. 🙂

  10. Bilal Zafar Khattak says

    Zaberdast Hilal rora

  11. Kashif Mushtaq says

    Sir r u workig on this project urself? Great

  12. Irfan Azeem says

    It will be really a great achievement.Best of luck Sir

  13. Engr Fazal Haq says

    our prayers are with u,,(CU 510)

  14. Arsalan Khan says

    wellll..hard wrking is the key to gt sucs….

  15. Amin Khan says

    very good job may u success in your project

  16. Engr Qazi Mohammad Uzair says

    Excellent job…thumbs up 4 u sir

  17. Syed Huzaifa Shahid says

    goood step i wish your project got success and will also market your idea to serve lower class of Pakistan

  18. Naveed Malik says

    getting the rikshaw to be electric is an achievement, but you seriously got to give it a whole new shape as well… something futuristic…
    new tech deserves new style.

  19. Naveed Malik says

    fingerpointing has always been the easiest of things, and your comment makes it quite obvious how easygoing you are…

  20. Shaheer Durrani says

    Students from iqra university Karachi today posted rickshaw (solect) on pakwheel

  21. Zaheer Khattak says

    Well don sir

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