Since 1817 there has been using of the term micro-mobility from bicycles to modern-day electric-powered micro-mobility vehicles. The paper presents the current Indian urban commute, user behaviour, Indian urban scenario of last and first-mile transportation and scope of micro-mobility vehicles in Indian urban markets for small distance commutes. This also discusses the potential challenges in the growth of the micro-mobility ecosystem. A survey is conducted locally for urban cases and presented to take users' perspectives and preferences regarding daily commute and last-mile travel options.
Keywords: Charging facilities, Electric Vehicles, e-PMV, Last Mile Transport, Micro mobility, Network, Sustainable transport, Startups, Traffic Congestion, Urban Areas
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