Lithium-ion battery maker Inverted Energy Pvt Ltd on Monday announced a buyback programme for its e-rickshaw batteries, offering to pay Rs 10,000 upon expiry of the product warranty period. The programme will be launched on October 20 with an aim to encourage e-rickshaw owners to switch to green energy, the company said in a statement.
"Inverted Energy is paying back this amount after the warranty period ends, intending to encourage more rickshaw riders to switch to green energy, and contribute to building a cleaner and more efficient world," Inverted Energy Cofounder Raghav Jain said.
The company claimed that currently, out of 15 lakh e-rickshaws in the country, only 1-2 per cent are lithium-ion run e-rickshaws, mainly due to lack of awareness and their perceived cost differentials.
Inverted Energy said it aims to take the first step towards motivating more e-rickshaw drivers to switch to green energy, leading to a smaller footprint of their energy consumption and emissions, across the life cycle of their batteries.