450 Electric Tuk Tuks for Chiang mai Approved by DLT

 | Tue 6 Jun 2017 09:40 ICT

CityNews – In addition to the new red songtaew overhaul announced yesterday, the Nakorn Lanna Cooperative have announced that their request to bring 450 electric tuk-tuks to Chiang Mai has been approved by the Department of Land Transport.

The new plan will see 450 new ‘three-wheel electric commercial vehicles’ roll out over the next year. The Nakorn Lanna Cooperative applied for the change to be approved by authorities and now the approval has been given, they will now begin the project. 

In the announcement, the spokesman also said that prices would average 80 – 100 baht per trip in the new electric tuk-tuks.

The initiative is aimed at helping reduce congestion in the city while also reducing pollution levels.