A new picture gallery has been added to the website. These pictures were taken on our last trip to Sri Lanka in May/June, when we ran a pilot converting 20 auto-rickshaws. Click here, to see the pictures.
In the last two days Eco Tuk has made three more converted tuktuks available to local tuktuk drivers, so that they can experience the Eco Tuk conversion. So far the operation has run smoothly, with the system saving up to 25% on fuel, the driveability being equal to petrol-based vehicles, and no technical hitches. What’s [...]
In the last few weeks Eco Tuk has converted twelve 4-stroke auto-rickshaws. After intensive testing by the team and an Alliance employee we are proud to announce that the first Eco Tuk is now driving around the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Remains to be seen if the local drivers like the Eco Tuk as [...]
Yesterday Eco Tuk converted three auto-rickshaws in Colombo. We started with one older 175cc 4-stroke and tuned it properly. The driver’s first reactions were very positive! He was delighted with the sustained, or should we say higher, level of performance of the rickshaw. After Gholam and Ruben had finished converting a newer 175cc 4-stroke rickshaw [...]
Eco Tuk B.V. has arrived in Sri Lanka after a long journey. The apartment we are staying in is very nice (we will publish some photos later on). Yesterday we went to the local customs, and after some stressful hours managed to get our shipment of parts released. Rick and Gholam have now started converting [...]
Last week Mr. De Silva and Mr. Perera from the Alliance Finance Company Sri Lanka visited Eco Tuk B.V. to discuss business matters and speak to interesting parties, which should be beneficial to the project. To see the pictures click here
The latest pictures of Eco Tuk have been added to the picture gallery page! Now you can get an impression of our experiences in: Colombo, Sri Lanka: Road-testing the LPG-LDI conversion kit; Tallinn, Estonia: Attending the EV seminar at the University of Tallinn. Go to the picture gallery by moving your cursor over Galleries or [...]
Yesterday (28-06-2011) Eco Tuk B.V. won the Junior Mercator Award 2011. After pitching our business idea in competition with 7 other companies, we were ranked first by the jury. We have won €1000 in prize money, pitch time at the main Mercator Event of 2011 and space at the final event of the GO project.
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