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Electric TukTuks coming soon as a safe transport medium

By The Nation

 

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The Thai Electric Vehicle Association ( EVAT) has launched an "electric tricycle" as a new alternative to public transportation in the new normal era and supports the "TukTuk" to promote Thai tourism after the lockdown ends.

 

TVAT sees the electric tricycle as another important option to provide services at a time of social distancing, reducing the risk of infections.

 

The electric tricycle designed by the association uses a clear plastic sheet covering all sides. This plastic sheet helps to separate the passenger and the driver, helping to travel with an electric tuk tuk more safely with more confidence both for the passengers and drivers, EVAT said. In addition, this plastic sheet can be rolled up when not in use.

 

The association developed an electric tricycle from a motor tricycle which has been newly registered as a personal tricycle by the Department of Land Transport under the name "EVAT: Bangkok model". For the past five years, the association has set a target to promote the use of electric vehicles to help reduce pollution.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388988

 

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18 minutes ago, webfact said:

The association developed an electric tricycle from a motor tricycle which has been newly registered as a personal tricycle

No mention of range .. Looking at its size and depending on type of Batt' 60 miles at best .?

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4 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Great idea, but as Charlie said, it is who is behind the controls that matters.

Get 1 of the usual suspects driving it, just as dangerous as any vehicle.

What I used to love about the old ones was on the very rare occasion that the driver might use the brakes you'd get blinded by the brake lights in the back without realising death or mutilation must've been millimeters away .. phew another close shave .. 

 

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13 minutes ago, madmen said:
27 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

No mention of range .. Looking at its size and depending on type of Batt' 60 miles at best .?

As long as they can still detour to mates gem store ,tailor, brothel and sopies it will be enough 

Haha. We used to have one in Chiang Mai that was like a mobile disco. He would take us from the Spotlight to John's Bar just on the other side of the moat- about 100 metres max, but it was fun.

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Saw lots of electric tuk tuks sometime ago in Chiang Mai.  Thought this was already common knowledge, or unless it happens in Bangkok, it is not news?  

 

I was in CiXi China in 2008, a small town not far from HangZhou.  It was all electric.  

I was out on the town one night and got offered a lift by two women in a motorized version of one of these:

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Not comfortable, but was surprisingly fast and the company was utterly charming.  Think Bangkok is behind the times.  Not surprising as Thailand is run by dinosaurs.    

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While a good step forward

 

Feel fortunate to have experienced many journeys roaring though the streets and traffic

 

Won't quite be the same, but times change, in this case for the slight betterment of the environment

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Excellent, I live on the 15th floor down a Soi off Sukuhmvit, the only noise I can hear at night, all night is loud raspy tuktuk exhausts, I reckon they should be phased out with the next few to 25 years or so ....

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4 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

No mention of range .. Looking at its size and depending on type of Batt' 60 miles at best .?

With a full battery charge, these vehicles can go as far as 70 kilometers before running out of energy. Of course, that also depends on how the driver drives. The maximum speed of these tuk-tuks is 50 kph. Once the vehicle is out of battery, it will take up to 12 hours to charge from a 220 voltage current. But since there are many types of chargers to choose from, the top-up time can be reduced to six to eight hours depending on how advanced the charger is.

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