Pi-beam labs, a company dealing in renewable energy will launch solar-powered rickshaws in December 2014 in Chennai as part of a trial run.

Visakh Sasikumar, the founder and CEO states that theĀ convertible three-wheeled hybrid vehicle with pedal, electric and solar driving modes will change the public transport scenario by charging Rs7/ km compared to the present normal auto fare of Rs.12/km.The vehicles can run 50 km on average in a single charge of 10 hours. 275 more words