EVAT Bangkok Model Electric Tuk Tuk
Thai Electric Vehicle Association
The EVAT Bangkok Model Tuk Tuk is an electric vehicle developed in Thailand.
The Bangkok Model Electric Tuk Tuk was launched by EVAT (Thai Electric Vehicle Association) to provide tuk tuk services following the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures. The electric tricycle was developed from conventional petrol rickshaws. The vehicle has clear plastic sheets covering all sides of the vehicle to help separate the passenger and the driver and reduce the risk of spreading infection.
EVAT (Thai Electric Vehicle Association)
Tuk tuk taxi drivers
Developed in Thailand
As of June 2020, the product has not yet been released.
The number of people that can fit within product [Persons]
The ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate
The electric Tuk Tuk has been developed from the conventional petrol-burning tricycle. The max speed is 65 km/h, and the lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4) battery takes 6-8 hours to fully charge providing a range of 120 km. There is a plastic sheet covering all sides and separating the passenger and driver which can be rolled up when not in use.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer
EVAT promotes the use of electric vehicles in Thailand with the aim of reducing pollution and improving energy efficiency in the transport sector.
The manufacturer developed the vehicle prototype over a 1 year test period which included field tests. The tuk tuk was assessed for maximum speed (65 km/h), average distance on one charge (120 km) and battery charge time (6-8 hr). However, no third-party testing has been completed.
No third-party organizations, only testing performed by the designer.
The vehicle has been designed to keep passengers and drivers safe from the transmission of Covid-19, with clear plastic sheets covering all sides of the vehicle.
Yiangkamolsing, C., Laoonual, Y., Channarong, S., Katikawong, W., Sasawat, P., and Yaotanee, B., 2019, A Development of Electric Tuk Tuk Conversion in Thailand, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific, Seogwipo-si, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 1-8.
The vehicle is registered at the Department of Land Transport in Thailand.
The manufacturer cites maximum speed, charging time and distance per charge as evaluation criteria.
Watch EVAT’s Facebook video here
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