Ja Klaus, Wahnsinn...Tuk Tuk in Berlin ,das wärs....
Jinjok, hab selbst auch mal nachgeschaut. Wenn die Thais ein wenig pfiffig sind, könnten sie das Teil nach Europa spez. in Grosstädte exportieren.
In Berlin fahren einige Samlors in der City rum...allerdings --hitec Ausrüstung...
PS. so wies Ausschaut ist der Antrieb also Gasoline...
Australians may invest in engine plant
Australia-based Raptor Motors appears ready to invest in a plant to make small-scale gasoline engines for the ambitious tuk-tuk project, according to Deputy Industry Minister Pichet Sathirachawal said.
A group of the Australian firm's executives met Mr Pichet recently to seek information on investing in a plant to produce 500cc engines for Thai Chaiyo, the registered name for the newly designed three-wheelers or tuk-tuks. The 90-million-baht plant is expected to come onstream within one year.
The company has chosen developed land in the Chalung Industrial Estate in Songkhla as the site for the plant, where the office will be built first, within the next couple of months.
Mr Pichet also said the company asked for permission to export 500 Australian-made 500cc vehicles to Thailand to initially open up the market, and then it would distribute the engines made in Thailand in the following years.
As well, the company plans to develop a network and links for auto parts production between Thailand and Australia.
Technological expertise in engine production is the company's specialty, which makes it suitable for the Thai Chaiyo three-wheelers, designed by the Thailand Automotive Institute. The new tuk-tuks will be used not only for passengers but also for carrying goods.
The company had also asked for privileges for its investment in Thailand either from the Board of Investment and or from the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, Mr Pichet said.
However, in exchange for the privileges, the company would be required to produce other parts in addition to engines, he said.
Source: Bangkok Post 20.5.02
India to import Thai autorickshaws
Wednesday, January 16, 2002
India will import Thailand's national vehicle, the popular three wheeler autorickshaws better known as Tuk Tuk.
Tuk Tuk, a hit with tourists here, is slightly bigger and wider than the Indian autorickshaws and have more leg space.
The three-wheeler will be exported to India under the brand name Thai Chaiyo as its popular name Tuk Tuk has been registered by a UK importer, reports said Tuesday.
Thailand has filed a complaint to the company saying Tuk Tuk is a generic description of the vehicle and thus can not be licensed.
Thailand's Deputy Industry Minister Pichgate Satirachaval said the vehicle would be classified in the same category as motorcycle and come equipped with a four-stroke engine with a capacity of 150 cc.
Thailand will export the three-wheelers to Pakistan and Bangladesh also.
Source : Times of India (Online edition) (1/16/02)
MOI wants Daihatsu to make tuk tuk engines locally
The Industry Ministry plans to convince Daihatsu Co, the Japan-based vehicle maker, to set up a plant to produce engines for the assembly of tuk tuk (three-wheeled motored vehicles) in Thailand under the Thai Chaiyo Tuk Tuk Program.
Deputy Industry Minister Pichet Sathirachawal said Pranakorn Yontrakarn Co, a local distributor of Daihatsu vehicles, had expressed its intention to jointly produce the tuk tuk by importing engines from Daihatsu Co for the assembly of 500cc-tuk tuk engines in Thailand. Total investment would come to one billion baht.
But Pichet disagrees with the import of engines for the assembly. Instead, he wants Daihatsu to either set up a manufacturing plant in Thailand to produce the engines in-country or transfer engine production technology
Given the governments support for the program, we prefer that Daihatsu takes this opportunity to set up its plant to produce the tuk tuk in Thailand because the vehicle still has growth potential for local sales and exports. He said the World Bank had recently expressed interest and support for the Thai Chaiyo Tuk Tuk Program since it is in line with the banks policy to encourage the use of 4-stroke vehicles to ease pollution. Thailand sees that the future in export of the tuk tuk in the region as promising given the banks support policy. (TNA)