Tuk Tuk Factory e-Tuk Classico
e-Tuks are very low maintenance electric tuktuks designed to give happy driving experiences while creating a cleaner and greener environment.
The e-Tuk Classico is a three wheeled motorized vehicle commonly used as a taxi. It is propelled by an electric motor that is powered from a battery pack. The battery pack is charged by connecting the vehicle to conventional mains power and through a solar array on the roof of the vehicle. The solar array acts as a supplementary power source, extending the range of the vehicle. It is distributed by TukTuk Factory through a number of local distributors in different countries. The product is currently commercialized.
Countries: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland
- Goal 11: Emphasizes provision of safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport solutions.
- Goal 13: Focuses on mitigating climate change through reduction of green-house emissions.
- Goal 9: Focuses on developing domestic technology and innovation.
- Goal 8: Aims at increasing economic productivity through technology upgrading and innovative solutions.
Licensed drivers operating taxi services in urban areas
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International distributors and direct sales
Unknown. The manufacturer states sales of 650 tuk tuks across all its brands.
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Specifications :The e-Tuk Classico is designed to travel at up to 50 kph over a range of between 70 and 100 kilometres depending on the owner’s preference for either a lead acid or Lithium-ion battery.
It can carry a weight of up to 300 kilograms and consumes 0.02 Euros worth of fuel per kilometre. The standard model features a 15 kwh battery with a rated lifetime of 60,000 kilometres/3 years.
Available at local vehicle spare parts shops or through contacting the service department.
Unknown. The battery lifetime is specified at 3 years/60,000 kilometres.
The battery can be hazardous if poorly disposed of.
The e-Tuk battery can be charged by the solar system to extend it’s range.
- Herman J. V., Kanzumba K. (2014). Design of a photovoltaic–wind charging station for small electric Tuk–Tuk in D.R. Congo. Renewable Energy, Volume 67, Pages 40-45, ISSN 0960-1481.
- Bokopane, K. Kusakana, H. J. Vermaark (2014). Hybrid System Configurations and Charging Strategies for Isolated Electric Tuk-Tuk Charging Station in South Africa. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Vol:8, No:11, 2014
- Bokopane, K. Kusakana, H. J. Vermaak (2015). Optimal energy management of an isolated electric Tuk-Tuk charging station powered by hybrid renewable systems. International Conference on the Domestic Use of Energy (DUE)
- Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal. Role of Government, private sector and civic society in promoting battery operated electric three-wheelers in Kathmandu, Nepal. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Kitakyushu Office
- Rahim, M. Abdur, Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Houque, S. M. Nazmul , Rahman, M. Mustafiz, & Sumon, Nazmul Amal (2013). Socio-economic & environmental impacts of battery driven auto rickshaw at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh. In International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering 2012, Khulna, Bangladesh.
The e-Tuk has EU Type approval in over 30 countries
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