Detail of GEF Project #2395

GEF Project ID2395
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameElectric 3-Wheeler Market Launch Phase
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
Approval Date2004-04-27
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-12-30
Project Cancellation Date2008-02-05
Project StatusCancelled
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)
DescriptionThe project aims to reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector by deploying alternative low GHG emitting technologies and improve quality of life of Urban Population. This would be achieved by increased utilisation of electric 3-Wheeler vehicles to replace fossil fuel powered vehicles in major cities of India.
Implementation StatusI. Activities completed during quarter April 07 to June 07: 1. Design and Approval 1.1. Technology: • Performance Evaluation was done for 5 vehicles sold to customers in Aurangabad. The details were sent M/s NGM and improvements suggested by them were incorporated for enhancement of performance. • Collaborator’s team visited Bajaj in May 07. Following technical activities were completed during their visit: • Fault Diagnostic on the vehicle was updated. • Performance improvement was done by tuning for ride comfort. • Design of test fixtures for automated testing was frozen. Additional emulator boards were assembled for testing • Alternate programming procedure (In situ programming by tagging) is implemented. 1.2. Approvals • Approval from the Regional Transport to field the vehicles in Maharashtra obtained as per current regulations. Additional permits were requested from State government. 2. Manufacturing 2.1. Tooling • Available as per earlier report (June 06). 2.2. Manufacturing and Assembly Set Up • Ready as per earlier report (June 06). 3. Marketing and Customer feedback 3.1. Survey-Customer / Dealers meeting • Four vehicles were dispatched to Aurangabad in response to enquiries from customers. • Three visits to Aurangabad organized since April 07 and June 07. Vehicles sold were serviced. • Meeting was arranged with ASI for promoting vehicles in heritage complexes. 3.2. Presentation – Customer / Dealers workshop • Contacts were established with potential customers and financiers. • One vehicle was sold in April 07. 3.3. Customer Feedback • Increase in daily income indicated by customers is approximately Rs 80 to 100 over conventional vehicles. • Details of usage by first five customers are as follows: Customer # Vehicle Run till June 07 (Km) Remark 1 (P14) 15600 Used as Taxi and pick up for school children 2 (P15) 15700 Used as Taxi and milk delivery 3 (P21) 13000 Used as Taxi and pick up for school children 4 (P23) 14300 Used as Taxi 5 (P32) 6000 Used as Taxi II. Future Activities 1.1. Sale of vehicles • 15 Vehicles are expected to be sold. 1.2. Other Activities: • Review and Stakeholders Inception Workshop: Aug 07. 1.3. Continuation of Manufacture up to 1200 Nos • Two Batches of 25 vehicles each are planned in Q3 and Q4 of 2007. • Subsequently 100 vehicles are planned till March 08 • Decision to manufacture ECOricks beyond these will be based on review in Mar 08.
GEF Project Grant
998,000 USD
GEF Grant
998,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,258,000 USD
Project Cost
3,256,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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