Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Chandra Babu Naidu inaugurated the deployment of Smart and Electric auto-rickshaws developed by Gayam Motor Works at AP Secretariat yesterday.
Replacing diesel autos with electric autos also mean zero fuel consumption and zero greenhouse gas emissions. Each diesel auto replaced will reduce about 35 tons of carbon emissions over a period of five years. As much as 200,000 tons of carbon emissions can be reduced by replacing 5000+ municipal disposal vehicles across the state with electric vehicles.
The running cost is now reduced from Rs.3.50/km to Rs.0.50/km, by replacing a diesel auto rickshaw with a GMW SmartAuto. It is with this forethought, the state government plans to scale these smart and electric vehicles to other municipalities in the state.
Vijayawada – First in India to Deploy Smart and Electric Waste Disposal System
“The city’s waste management system can now be monitored from a single location by officials at Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC). This initiative transforms public space waste management with mobile and cloud-connected system. Our fleet of electric vehicles communicates real-time status to software systems. Communities benefit from optimized & streamlined operations, beautified public spaces and reduced carbon footprint.” said Mr J Nivas, Commissioner of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation.
With integration of new generation technology, municipal supervisors can now track several aspects such as waste pick up points, vehicle routes and disposal alerts from a single dashboard. This will improve per vehicle productivity, reduce non-compliance, and eliminate manual tracking for monitoring and escalation.
Gayam Motor Works (GMW) was founded in 2010 with a vision to accelerate the world’s transition towards smart and sustainable mobility. The company is first in the country to develop indigenous battery swapping technology for electric vehicles.