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Tuk-tuks could be coming to Britain after licence was granted for three-wheeler taxis in Cornwall

Is this New Delhi or Newquay? Tuk-tuks could be coming to Britain after a licence was granted for the three-wheeler taxis in Cornwall

  • NuBeez plans to roll out electric tuk-tuks across Cornwall – all with doors
  • The three-wheeled taxis will be electric and could be solar-powered one day
  • The plan is to start with two of the vehicles located in Newquay next summer

They will be a familiar sight to tourists in Thailand or India.

Now tuk-tuks could be coming to Britain, after a licence was granted for the three-wheeler taxis to operate in Cornwall.

But there will not be any repeat of the dangerous, dirty vehicles sputtering around the streets of Bangkok or New Delhi – as the UK versions will be electric. 

Council officials have also insisted that, unlike the tuk-tuks abroad, those in Cornwall have doors installed.

Tuk-tuks could be coming to Britain, after a licence was granted for the three-wheeler taxis to operate in Cornwall

NuBeez, the company behind the scheme, wants to introduce two electric vehicles in Newquay next summer, after plans to start this year were hit by coronavirus. 

The service could be extended to other towns including Padstow, St Ives and Fowey.

NuBeez founders Georgia Horsley and Prasad Raja Venkatesh said the taxis would benefit both ‘tourists and locals for short-distance trips’.

Their Swedish-made tuk-tuks will also be able to have surfboard carriers and baggage boxes added and, one day, they could work off solar power.

There will not be any repeat of the dangerous, dirty vehicles sputtering around the streets of Bangkok or New Delhi – as the UK versions will be electric and have doors

There will not be any repeat of the dangerous, dirty vehicles sputtering around the streets of Bangkok or New Delhi – as the UK versions will be electric and have doors

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