To date, we dedicated 18 e-cycles and we received a private donation for another 17 e-cycles for KIM, for a total of 35 e-cycles.
How does KIM work?
Aurovilians can become members of KIM by contributing a reasonable Rs.850/month to the scheme. In exchange for this contribution, Kinisi provides members with:
- a completely equipped e-cycle for personal use. This includes the battery, battery charger, battery controller, number lock, front and rear lights, mudguards, front basket, or saddlebag.
- a free monthly check-up and maintenance session, free spare parts and full battery replacement when necessary (usually 3-5 years, depending on usage);
- maintenance tips on how to take good care of the e-cycle and battery.
The contribution covers the cost of monthly maintenance, spare parts, battery replacement after 3 years, and full-cycle replacement after 7 years, making the scheme a completely hassle-free way for Aurovilians to switch to non- polluting transport while inside Auroville.
The-cycle remains the property of Auroville and is returned to the KIM fleet if the member doesn’t comply with the membership terms. Each e-cycle is provided for the member’s personal use and he/she must treat it well so that it remains an asset for the common good.
Due to the success of this KIM scheme, we aim to increase to 50 the number of e-cycles available to Aurovilians before February 28, 2019.
In order to attain this goal, we need help to purchase another 15 e-cycles. We hope that you will appreciate this initiative and will feel moved to help it along with a donation (even a small one will be helpful) to support sustainable mobility for all in Auroville.