An electric tuk-tuk for the streets of Cambodia

The SmarTuk concept wants to foster an electric and connected future for the street vendors of the South-East Asian country.

Tuk-tuks are a staple of South-East Asian streets. The three-wheeled vehicle are noisy, way faster than it would be safe (and mostly legal) for them to be, and a legitimate tourist attraction in itself. But what could they look like in the future? 
Designers Vincent Chan and Andy Lee created a concept for a tuk-tuk of tomorrow that would be modular, completely electric and still affordable. The idea behind the project is to help Cambodians sell their food and wares in the streets in way that’s both sustainable and smart. The connected nature of the vehicle could also simplify the discovery process of each street vendors through a dedicated app, while aiding the regulation of unregistered businesses and makeshift stores-on-wheels. Cambodia is the main market addressed by the concept, but electric mobility is a promising development for other ASEAN countries like Vietnam,Thailand or Malaysia where scooters,motorbikes and three-wheeled vehicles are extremely popular and therefore a relevant source of air pollution in the cities. 

Vincent Chan

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