For some countries, Rickshaws are intrinsic elements of a national transportation system. As much as one enjoys a rickshaw ride, however, there is no overlooking the significant amount of labor and effort exerted by the rickshaw puller. Battery-powered, ‘electric’ rickshaws pioneered by companies like Beevatech Ltd seemed to be a very popular solution when they were first introduced.
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Ray Larsen, a stalwart IEEE volunteer and cofounder of Community Solutions Initiative—a project with a mission to bring sustainable energy and electrical services to developing communities, says “The understanding that 90 percent of all new development is designed to benefit primarily the economic top 10 percent of the global population brings with it a mandate that special attention is needed to address technology for the 90 percent.”