LONDON: Tuk-tuks are a rage in South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent, with these bug-like three-wheelers hailed as taxis turning into the next best way to get around. Now, bringing the tried-and-tested concept of a three-wheel taxi to the European Union, Dutch company Tuk Tuk Factory has given the contraption a touch of green. Given the fact that Europe is struggling hard to keep up with its environment-friendly image, gas-powered Tuk Tuks were turned down. And instead of them, the Tuk Tuk Factory came up with electric tuk-tuks called the e-Tuk Vendo which for now is designed to be a mobile catering service.
Complete with a lead-acid battery that charges in 10 hours with a 70 kilometres and an optional roof-mounted solar panel, the
e-Tuk Vendo mobile restaurant comes with a 72-volt AC motor and a 50 km/h, priced at
$31,565. With similar insides Tuk Tuk Factory could very well
build a similarly green three-wheel taxi for the European nations too!