Battery-operated Auto Rickshaws

20th May 2024
Author: William Avis

This K4DD Rapid Evidence Review collates available evidence on whether battery-operated auto rickshaws in south Asia can run profitably on solar power.

The evidence on this subject is nascent, context specific and influenced by a number of factors. Given the complexity of subject matter, a broad approach to addressing this query is adopted.

This draws on a range of literature on the subject including: discussions of the nature of auto rickshaw vehicle fleets, technical papers exploring the design of battery powered auto rickshaws and case studies of the deployment of battery powered vehicles (including where they draw on renewable energy sources).

Suggested Citation

Avis, W. (2024). Battery-operated auto rickshaws. K4DD Rapid Evidence Review 12. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. DOI 10.19088/K4DD.2024.019


20th May 2024


Continent: Asia

Country: India