Mobility

Electric rickshaw service corners Denver microtransit market

Posted on November 3, 2015

e-TUK USA
e-TUK USA

DENVER — Resembling a souped-up golf cart,  three-wheeled, all-electric motorized rickshaws — commonly called tuk-tuks in Asia, Africa, and Latin America — will take visitors anywhere around downtown Denver for a flat rate of $3.00, XConomy.com reported.

Walid Mourtada, president/CEO of eTuk Denver, said the novel rickshaws fill a “micro-transit” gap for travelers, the report said. “We think of ourselves as a part of the solution,” Mourtada said. “We’re the bridge between the long walk and the short taxi or Uber ride.”

The idea for eTuk Denver stemmed from a trip Mourtada and two friends took to see the San Pedro Volcano in Panajachel, Guatemala, in 2013. It was there that Mourtada and his now-partners Michael Fox and Colin Sommer fell in love with the motorized vehicles, according to XConomy.com. For the full story, click here.

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