This tectonic shift in people's choice followed post Covid-19, more specifically after the steep rise in petrol prices i.e., it crossing Rs 100.
In a first such initiative in the country, the Bangalore Postal Region has kickstarted a pilot project, where e-bikes are being provided to staff to aid them in making deliveries.
Having lost his job to the lockdown, Saravanan has been supporting his family of seven by farming. This left him with some spare time to experiment with machines -- a passion since his childhood.
The e-bike has futuristic features, including cell balancing and wireless charging, which are only available in a few places around the world.
There has been a sudden surge in the demand for electric bicycles worldwide. In India, stagnant sales grew by over two-fold in the last year.