Karnataka is now in the process of introducing electric three-wheelers on its roads to curb pollution and combat climate change.
Karnataka’s Shivamogga Smart City has come up with a tender to procure 100 electric rickshaws. The bid submission deadline is May 6, 2019.
To participate in the bidding process, the prospective bidder must be a manufacturer or an authorized dealer having manufactured, tested and supplied electric rickshaws before participating in this tender. An authorized representative of a manufacturer can also participate in this tender.
The successful bidder will be given three months to fulfill the contract and supply 100 electric rickshaws. Interested bidders will also be required to submit earnest money deposit of ₹290,000 ($4,196).
Gujarat – The light bearer
Taking a cue from Gujarat, Karnataka is now in the process of introducing electric three-wheelers on its roads to curb pollution and combat climate change.
In October 2018, Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) had invited Expression of Interest for the authorization of manufacturers for marketing and distribution of battery operated three wheelers under the state’s Battery Operated three-wheeler (BOV) program.