Hitting the streets in your passenger auto is a fantastic way to earn a living and provide a convenient service to passengers. But with rising electricity costs, every watt counts!  By adopting some “green driving” practices, you can extend the range of your e rickshaw, save money on electricity, and contribute to a cleaner environment. So, let’s rev up your eco-friendly driving skills and turn your e rickshaw into a green machine!

1. Master the Art of Smooth Sailing Your E rickshaw

While speed plays a role in car fuel efficiency, electric motors in e rickshaws operate differently. Here’s how to find your sweet spot:

  • Moderate Speed

Electric motors are most efficient at their peak power output, but that doesn’t mean flooring it all the time. High speeds create wind resistance, the enemy of battery life in e rickshaws. Aim for a comfortable pace of around 20-25 kilometers per hour (kmph). It’s a good balance between speed and efficiency, keeping you and your passengers happy.

  • Anticipate the Flow

Frequent stops and starts are energy guzzlers. Become a master of traffic flow by anticipating stops and red lights. This allows you to coast to a slower speed or maintain a steady pace whenever possible. Think of it like a game of chess, using your knowledge of the road to conserve energy.

  • Become the Braking Whisperer

Slamming on the brakes is a recipe for wasted energy. Instead, practice gentle braking by easing off the accelerator and using engine braking when possible. This allows the electric rickshaw to slow down smoothly and return some energy back to the battery (called regenerative braking)

2. Maximize Space, Minimize Weight

Just like a car loaded with luggage, a weight-laden electric rickshaw struggles to go the distance. Here are some tips to manage your passenger auto weight effectively:

  • Be Clear on Capacity

Knowing the weight limit of your electric rickshaw is crucial. Don’t overload it by accepting too many passengers at once. It’s better to be safe and make a second trip than to strain the motor and shorten your range.

  • The Art of Polite Communication

Explain the weight limit politely to potential passengers. Many will appreciate your concern for their safety and the environment.

  • Lighten Your Own Load

Declutter your electric rickshaw! Remove unnecessary tools, boxes, or personal items that add extra weight. Every kilogram saved means more distance covered.

3. Keep Your Electric auto rickshaw in Top Shape

A well-maintained electric auto rickshaw is a happy (and efficient) electric rickshaw.  Here’s how to keep yours running smoothly and consuming less energy:

  • Tire Inflation

Properly inflated tires reduce rolling resistance, which translates to better range. Check your tire pressure regularly and maintain the manufacturer’s recommended level.

  • The Idling Issue

Leaving your electric auto rickshaw plugged in for extended periods wastes electricity. Whenever possible, unplug your rickshaw when it’s fully charged. This can significantly reduce energy consumption.

  • The Power of Regular Servicing

Don’t skip those regular checkups at your electric auto rickshaw service center. They can identify and fix minor issues before they become major problems that could significantly impact your battery life.

4. Embrace Efficient Routes

Planning your routes smartly can save precious battery life. Here’s how:

  • Avoid Traffic Jams

Use route planning apps or local knowledge to avoid congested areas. Stop-and-go traffic is a major drain on your battery.

  • Know Your Shortcuts

Look for shortcuts and less busy roads whenever possible. A slightly longer route with less traffic might actually save you time and energy in the long run.

  • Combine Trips

Can you pick up multiple passengers on the same route? This not only increases your earnings but also reduces the number of trips you need to make, saving battery power.

Additional Green Practices for Passenger Auto

1. Reduce Weight Further (Optional)

Consider investing in lightweight passenger auto seats or removing unnecessary features if weight reduction is a major concern for your riding habits.

2. Responsible Battery Care

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for charging and storing your battery to extend its lifespan and efficiency.

3. Charging During Off-Peak Hours

If your electricity provider offers time-based rates, consider charging your electric auto rickshaw during off-peak hours when electricity costs are lower.

4. Eco-Friendly Battery Disposal

Research and follow proper procedures for disposing of your electric rickshaw battery at the end of its lifespan.


By adopting these green riding tips, you can significantly increase the range of your electric auto rickshaw, reduce your reliance on the grid, and save money. JMT Vehicles is committed to sustainability, and we encourage all our riders to embrace eco-conscious riding habits.

For further information on eco-friendly riding habits and JMT’s commitment to sustainability, please visit our website or contact your local JMT e rickshaw suppliers.

We hope you found this article informative. By following these simple tips, you can make a difference for our planet and your wallet!