Terra Motors launches electric tuk-tuk for Philippines
(Credit: Terra Motors)
Tuk-tuks are a common way to get around in many Asian cities, but they contribute to urban pollution and high fuel costs.
Tokyo-based startup Terra Motors wants to put more non-polluting vehicles on the streets with an electric tuk-tuk unveiled this week for the Philippines.
The blue and white “e-tricycle” is powered by a lithium-ion battery and can carry six people including the driver. It’s just under 11 feet long and is steered with handlebars.
It can travel some 31 miles per 2-hour charge, according to the firm, which is hoping to become the world’s top electric tuk-tuk maker.
“There is no single company in Asia that mass-produces electric bikes or tricycles,” president Toru Tokushige was quoted as saying by AFP.
“I think it could h… [Read more]
BlackBerry’s U.S. launch: Turning point or last gasp?
Hottest cars from Geneva auto show caught on tape
Detroit Electric set to launch U.S.-made Tesla rival
Does Google mean what it says?
Solar plane to embark on coast-to-coast U.S. tour