An Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer wanted to map the existing e-Rickshaw infrastructure in Delhi. The components included to get a holistic view of the total infrastructure were:
Mapping of e-Rickshaw routes.
Survey the existing charging stations and service stations.
Estimation on total number of e-Rickshaw operating in Delhi.
The project was segmented into three parts:
In the initial stage a custom mobile application was developed for data collection and reporting system (MIS dashboard).
The application developed was used to collect data on e-Rickshaw routes, preferred charging station area, peak and lean hours etc.
In the second phase, Mobile app based Live Tracker survey was conducted where the enumerator in the field took a ride on e-Rickshaw, started the application and stopped it at end location. The system retrieved the latitude-longitude of the enumerator on regular interval to track the route. The reporting system (MIS dashboard) were plotted on these routes data on a map with other attributes like metro station, route length, time acting as a parameter.
At the final phase, a survey was conducted on Charging and service station information was collected and mapped for understanding the feasibility of the e-rickshaw infrastructure in the near future and on its commercial viability.
It helped to identify and map the routes where there is huge and less penetration of e-rickshaw
In addition, the total route map of Delhi was drawn on a customized map dashboard developed to identify the existing routes, the route length and time for relevant accuracy
It laid the groundwork of the potential need of a charging and service station and its utility in supporting the infrastructure of e-rickshaw commercial viability in any route.