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This startup promotes sustainability by helping rickshaw-pullers adopt EVs

With a 74-member team, Krishna's venture operates in several cities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar


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Sneha Bhattacharjee New Delhi
The last decade has seen a major push for electric mobility to enter the mass market. Apart from climate change, there are a number of other factors that have contributed to this push, including advances in renewable energy sector, battery technology, and urbanisation. With 22 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world being in India, the central government had approved an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore for three years till 2022 to subsidise electric vehicles (EVs) and drive the adoption of electric mobility in the country.

However, despite the central government’s push, the local administration fails to reciprocate the

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 9:19 PM IST

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