In 1998 fast sustainable change was occurring in Delhi. People may think Delhi was unlikely to prioritise environmental and social change. But, within 4 years, the city converted its private rickshaws and bus fleet from diesel and smoky two stroke to compressed natural gas.
Then Delhi built an underground system – on budget and three years ahead of schedule.
Now India’s solar powered car is hitting the mainstream, having completed a tour. One of these solar cars travels 90kms on a charge – more than most Australian’s daily commute. The tour, highlighted in the New York Times, traveled 2,100kms showcasing entrepreneurs and sustainable solutions across the country.