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Electric tuk-tuk dealer seeks drivers

 

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Loxley and Government Savings Bank have joined hands to offer loans for tuk-tuk drivers to purchase new electric three-wheelers to create a new career opportunity.

 

Loxley’s Energy Strategic Business Group is an authorised dealer of the electric three-wheelers brand, TukTuk Factory (TTF), which distributes in Thailand and across Indochina.

 

Loxley’s tuk-tuk offers a high-performance engine and a car charger designed for use with a general household outlet (220 watts).

 

With machine parts are made in Thailand, the firm can provide maintenance service within 24 hours. This electric model meets regulatory, technical and safety requirements, and can obtain approval from the European Union.

 

“Our Tuk Tuk will help create good image for the country,” said Loxley’s Nimit Prasertsuk, executive vice president, energy strategic business group. 

 

“At this stage, we have invited tuk-tuk drivers in Chiang Mai to apply for the loans. Later we will also focus on other business groups such as hotels, hospitals, serviced apartments, schools, and food trucks which need electric tuk-tuks for their business.”

 

A memorandum of understanding on the matter was recently signed between Loxley’s Nimit and Jiraporn Nugitrangson, GSB’s senior executive vice president, grassroots and public sector customers group.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356332

 
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3 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Loxley’s tuk-tuk offers a high-performance engine and a car charger designed for use with a general household outlet (220 watts).

I think there ish shurley shome mishtake?

220 Watts here would make it a mere 1 Amp current rating. Guessing they meant to write 220 Volts.

 

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12 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Our Tuk Tuk will help create good image for the country,” said Loxley’s Nimit Prasertsuk, executive vice president, energy strategic business group. 

But will they have a garden gate in the back and brake lights that blind you on the rare occasion the driver uses the brakes .. 

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20 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I think there ish shurley shome mishtake?

220 Watts here would make it a mere 1 Amp current rating. Guessing they meant to write 220 Volts.

 

Perhaps they meant this then .. 

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2 minutes ago, canuckamuck said:

It appears they didn't take the opportunity to fix the chassis design. You're still gonna have your knees in your face and you will have to duck down see where you are.

Isn't that what duvets are made from?

 

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29 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I think there ish shurley shome mishtake?

220 Watts here would make it a mere 1 Amp current rating. Guessing they meant to write 220 Volts.

 

A minor point that will be sorted out later.

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Can I buy one in private ? To do my shopping with. 

 

Or will I get attacked by the real tuk tuk drivers who think I compete with them . 

 

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16 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

It appears they didn't take the opportunity to fix the chassis design. You're still gonna have your knees in your face and you will have to duck down see where you are.

Isn't that the charm of the tuktuk??

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16 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

Electric Tuk Tuk's .? Expect more of this .?

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looking to the sign on the back, what kind of education? 

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16 hours ago, balo said:

Can I buy one in private ? To do my shopping with. 

 

Or will I get attacked by the real tuk tuk drivers who think I compete with them . 

 

I have one I use for errands around town here in NongKhai and to haul family around with when they visit. The local tuktuk drivers all know me and don't have a problem with me. I have gotten a few hard looks from new tuktuk drivers who don't know me, but that's o.k., they just don't understand yet.

I have been flagged down many times by both Thais and foreigners but always let them know they need to use the Thai tuktuks. I have a Toyota Fortuner and motorbikes, but the tuktuk is quick and easy ( especially in traffic and for parking) and gets a lot of use. I should mention that my tuktuk is not the "Bangkok" tuktuk, I wouldn't have any use for one of those...wouldn't haul enough cement or steel, it's the "NongKhai" tuktuk.

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16 hours ago, balo said:

Can I buy one in private ? To do my shopping with. 

 

Or will I get attacked by the real tuk tuk drivers who think I compete with them . 

 

I know someone who had an Issan Tuk Tuk for his own use. He had a sign in English and Thai saying it was a private vehicle and not  for hire.

 

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23 hours ago, guest879 said:

I was in China a few months ago. lots of electric scooters. I don't understand why Thailand has so few.

That's an understatement 🙂  there's millions of the things in China - "silent assassins" some cities ban motorcycles with engines, you have to live outside of the city to qualify to buy one.

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On 10/13/2018 at 11:12 AM, guest879 said:

I was in China a few months ago. lots of electric scooters. I don't understand why Thailand has so few.

Yes not sure why, Thais are lazy and don't want to charge batteries all day ? 

Anyway , not only China , but plenty of electric bikes in Cambodia and Vietnam. As a tourist I often rent electric, last time in SIem Reap, they even offer charging stations free of charge. Why is it so hard for Thailand to do the same ? 

 

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