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Electric TukTuks coming soon as a safe transport medium

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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 .?

You would want to travel more than 60kM in a Tuktuk?

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Look out pedestrians !!!!! Dangerous enough when you could hear them

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1 hour ago, natway09 said:

Look out pedestrians !!!!! Dangerous enough when you could hear them

Agreed. How can these possibly be safe:- no noise, no fumes, no smoke. It has to be compulsory to add 2kw sound system, to be used at full volume at all times in traffic, with a disco strobe on top.

Unless you want to be flattened by a cement truck.

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They manage to electrocute and kill dozens every year via power cables hanging in the air or dangling in puddles of water. I'm sure that, no matter what safeguards the manufacturers may install, they'll be circumvented and yet more people will die unnecessarily. 

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6 hours ago, klauskunkel said:

much more dangerous since they run very quiet!

nothing says safety more than a strung out tuk tuk driver silently ripping through the streets of bkk. at least they could be heard before with the loud mod exhausts. 

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1 minute ago, mr mr said:

nothing says safety more than a strung out tuk tuk driver silently ripping through the streets of bkk. at least they could be heard before with the loud mod exhausts. 

You are a bit behind the times, half the population now wanders around hearing little above what comes through their headphones!!

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11 minutes ago, 473geo said:

You are a bit behind the times, half the population now wanders around hearing little above what comes through their headphones!!

i must be. i kinda meant other vehicles though.

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5 hours ago, digger70 said:

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.

 

Looking at the battery box underneath the driver's seat, it would be fairly simple to design a removable battery pack.  That would extend the range to pretty much unlimited, allowing 2 or 3 shifts in a 24 hour day.  Just like a clapped out gas tuk-tuk.

 

Still no seatbelts (or any crash protection, really), and the inherently dangerous properties of a top heavy 3 wheeled vehicle that can easily tip on a sharp turn or in even a moderate crash.

 

They were great for bringing home packages too big for a normal taxi.  But any other time?  Give me an air conditioned taxi with seat belts.

 

 

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

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.

At least you could hear the old tuk-tuks coming.. these will be like silent Kamikazi pilots blind-siding you!

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As has been stated many time above the person operating the Tuk-Tuk, the other danger of course will be to pedestrians as you will not be able to hear them coming ....!!!

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Greenhouse with closed plastic sheets in midday.

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12 hours ago, impulse said:

Looking at the battery box underneath the driver's seat, it would be fairly simple to design a removable battery pack.  That would extend the range to pretty much unlimited, allowing 2 or 3 shifts in a 24 hour day.  Just like a clapped out gas tuk-tuk.

 

If they had a couple extra Battery packs Than the batteries would cost more the the Tuk tuk.

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