- Anand Mahindra is popular on Twitter due to his honest and witty posts.
- He has the tendency to find innovative people, especially in India.
- He boasts over 9 million followers on the micro-blogging website.
In his latest tweet, Anand Mahindra applauds the man who created an electric bicycle. We have seen Anand tweeting about inspirational people or innovations. This is one such case as well. A man has developed a ‘desi jugaad’ to address the issue of rural mobility using an eco-friendly and sustainable solution. He has developed an electric bicycle that can seat 6 people (including the driver). Let us check out some more information about it.
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With just small design inputs, (cylindrical sections for the chassis @BosePratap ?) this device could find global application. As a tour ‘bus’ in crowded European tourist centres? I’m always impressed by rural transport innovations, where necessity is the mother of invention. pic.twitter.com/yoibxXa8mx— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 1, 2022
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Anand Mahindra Lauds The Man Who Built Electric Bicycle
Anand has shared the video of the man on his official Twitter handle. The video captures the man on the bicycle that he has created himself. It’s a long unit comprised of an iron rod on which seats are installed in a bare minimum configuration. The battery system is located at the rear end. As per the information by the developer, it can travel around 150 km on a single charge. More importantly, it takes around Rs 10 to charge it fully. This costs around Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000.
This is a prime example of how something can be developed that strikes a perfect balance between being affordable and practical solving a real issue. Anand Mahindra tweeted, “With just small design inputs, (cylindrical sections for the chassis @BosePratap ?) this device could find global application. As a tour ‘bus’ in crowded European tourist centres? I’m always impressed by rural transport innovations, where necessity is the mother of invention.
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Represents Spirit of Jugaad
The netizens were in awe of the man as well. Almost everyone unanimously applauded the effort and even suggest some ways to make it a bit safer and more reliable. Nevertheless, this represents the spirit of ‘jugaad’ or finding the appropriate solution for any issue in real time that a lot of our countrymen possess. What are your thoughts on this unique and practical innovation?
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