Asia's notorious "Tuk-Tuk" taxis could become electric vehicles

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If you've spent a lot of time in Asia, you're probably familiar with the Tuk-Tuk, a three-wheeled buggy that's commonly used for taxi services. They're noisy, smelly and environmentally unsound. But one Japanese company has plans to replace them with space-age-looking electric vehicles.

According to Autoblog:

The company plans to build the car in the Philippines and start selling it later this year for about $6,300. It can go about 31 miles on a two-hour charge, which could propose a bit of a limitation for all-day taxi use. This three-wheeler ties into a national program in the Philippines to replace 100,000 gas-powered tuk-tuks with more efficient, cost-effective EVs by 2016.