Solar powered tuk-tuks coming to Bangkok

Former Thai Air Force officer Morakot Charnsomruad has invented an electric tuk-tuk, powered by a solar battery boosted by a solar panel on the vehicle’s roof.

Morakot has a workshop in Bangkok’s outer suburbs where he and his team create a variety of green vehicles, such as golf cars and resort transport.

Bangkok’s tuk-tuk drivers were less than impressed with the power of the solar vehicle, but the solar solution has the potential to reduce noise and pollution on Bangkok’s streets when it is fully developed.

The solar tuk-tuk will cost less than THB30 a day to keep operational, reported Energy Business News.

Photo: Motortrend

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