Sustainable Auto-Rickshaw

Switching to a sustainable auto-rickshaw system: triggering sustainable lifestyles and poverty reduction in urban India

Auto-rickshaws have been a landmark feature of Indian cities since their introduction in the late 1950s, becoming an indispensable aspect of urban mobility for millions of people. The auto-rickshaw sector could play a key role in shaping a sustainable urban transport ecosystem; it is, however, still an inefficient sector that neither answers appropriately to the changing dynamics of urban mobility in India, nor embeds a sustainable pattern of transportation.

The project aims at promoting sustainable lifestyles and poverty reduction while reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution in India. The project fosters the scaling up of a replicable and integrated model of sustainable auto-rickshaw transport, based on clean technologies in the Cities of Bangalore and Chennai.

Duration: 3/2016 - 2/2020

Total budget: EUR 1,554,742 (EU Contribution: 80%)


Fondazione ACRA
Mrs. Elena Scanferla
Via Lazzaretto, 3

Tel: +39-02-27000291

Fondazione ACRA (ACRA) Fondazione ACRA (ACRA)
As the leading partner, ACRA is responsible in the overall coordination of the action, at operational and administrative level.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
In the project, TERI plays a role in leading the work-package on the ecosystem and regulatory framework.
Stichting Enviu Nederland (Enviu) Stichting Enviu Nederland (Enviu)
In the project, Enviu plays a role in developing sustainable and social innovations and brings them to the market.
Women Health and Development (WHAD) Women Health and Development (WHAD)
WHAD is a local NGO and plays a role in strengthening and creating of auto-rickshaw drivers’ organisations.
Project brochure 2017

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