The installation is a three-wheeled electric vehicle and was created as part of the Bengaluru Moving initiative.
Bengaluru has a solar-powered art installation of an electric vehicle to promote the idea of sustainable last-mile mobility for deliveries. The installation was installed at the Church Street underground exit in the city. The installation was made up of recycled materials and interactive elements such as the interactivity of the throttle handing out goodies.
The installation is a three-wheeled electric vehicle and was created as part of the Bengaluru Moving initiative. The initiative was launched by Purpose Climate Lab to promote and enable the city’s transition to sustainable modes of transportation. It aims to encourage citizens to think about the route of their delivery packages.
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According to a study by research group Stand.earth, India’s last mile emissions per delivery are around 285 gCO2, which is well above the weighted global average of 204 gCO2. The study also found that cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai emit more CO2 from last mile deliveries than last mile emissions from the whole country.
Through this art installation and other initiatives, Bengaluru Moving aims to motivate brands and businesses to convert their delivery fleets to net zero carbon emissions and sustainability intentions into concrete actions, said Navdha Malhotra, Campaigner at Bengaluru Moving. “This interactive installation that raises awareness of last mile emissions resulting from e-commerce deliveries and the transition to electric 2- and 3-wheel fleets to eliminate tailpipe emissions,” said the Commissioner of the Direction of Karnataka Government Urban Land Transport. , Smt.V Manjula.
The electric vehicle facility was built in collaboration with the Urban Land Transport Authority and the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation. In collaboration with Autoguru and Bengaluru Design Week, the campaign aims to bring together various stakeholders from the automotive industry, e-commerce, start-ups and design studios to engage on the issue of greening delivery of the last mile.
Date of first publication: November 14, 2022, 12:18 PM IST