The development of this prototype vehicle is the result of collaboration between Nunam and the Neckarsulm Audi factory training team in Germany. In addition, this E-rickshaw electric plow is also the first joint project between Audi AG and the Audi Environmental Foundation.
The aim of this project is to explore how modules made with high-voltage batteries can be reused and become viable second-life battery use cases.
Nunam’s co-founder, Prodip Chatterjee said that in this second-life project, his party is reusing batteries from electric cars in electric vehicles trying to find out how much power the battery can still deliver after use.
“Old batteries are still very powerful. If used properly, second-life batteries can have a huge impact, helping people in challenging life situations to earn income and economic independence in a sustainable way,” he explained, citing the official Audi website, Friday. ‘at (17/6/2022).
In addition, this project also aims to strengthen job opportunities for women in India, especially those who will run a business of transporting goods with electric rickshaws on the streets of Indian cities.
Rüdiger Recknagel, Director of the Audi Environmental Foundation said that everyone involved in this project has promoted the intercultural exchange of knowledge and technology, which is highly beneficial for both parties.
The electric Bajai E-rickshaw powered by a second-life battery from the Audi e-tron is slated to be launched in India for the first time in a prototype model in early 2023.