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.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
EVAT (Thai Electric Vehicle Association)
Developed in Thailand
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
As of June 2020, the product has not yet been released.
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
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
EVAT promotes the use of electric vehicles in Thailand with the aim of reducing pollution and improving energy efficiency in the transport sector.
Vetted Performance Status
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.
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.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
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.
Compliance with regulations
The vehicle is registered at the Department of Land Transport in Thailand.
Watch EVAT's Facebook video here