The internal combustion (IC) engine is on its knees, sputtering. Its end is imminent. And no where is it more apparent than in the dusty urban outcropping of Haryana’s Gurugram.
Zipping around the now-arterial national highways, which cut through several Gurugram neighbourhoods, are budding fleets of electric rickshaws, scooters and delivery vehicles, which move people and products alike. We’re standing on one side of this highway, where Tarun Sharma, the head of operations for DOT Energy, has just brought out their latest, self-engineered two and three-wheeler electric delivery vehicles. DOT is a logistics and supply chain startup that leases or rents electric vehicles (EVs) to e-retailers, logistics and food delivery companies.