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.
Following the footsteps of Gujarat, Karnataka is now in the process of introducing electric three-wheelers on its roads to arrest the growing pollution and fight climate change.
According to media reports, last year Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) had invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the authorization of manufacturers for marketing and distribution of battery operated three wheelers under the state’s Battery Operated three-wheeler (BOV) program. In March 2019, the Indian government notified the implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’ with a total budget outlay of Rs 100 billion. The program is aimed at promoting electric mobility in the country. The Transport Department of Delhi also issued a tender recently for the procurement of 385 electric buses. The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has also invited bids for procuring 100 electric buses to operate in the state of Goa.