Tuk-Tuk Factory - Bangkok Entrepreneurs - April 2013
Talk @ BANGKOK ENTREPRENEURSElectric Tuk Tuks set to take on the world!
This presentation...• About me• About history, setbacks, bumps, milestones, risks...• About us, company, start-up• About electric, e-Tuk, usp’s, market• About next...• About Entrepreneuring???March 20, 2013 Electric tuk tuks set to take on the world 3
‘Phom choe Dennis’• Dutchie; born Ouderkerk aan de Amstel• MSc Industrial Design Engineering (T.U. Delft)• Cycling enthusiast, art-hobbyist• Founding father Tuk Tuk Factory• Design manager e-Tuk• Director TTF (Thailand) Ltd., managingproduction• Never had my wisdom teethMarch 20, 2013 ABOUT ME 4
Tuk Tuk• What?• Summer 2007Thai threewheelersintroduced in EU• Promotion• People love exoticlooks• Flaws...!!!!March 20, 2013 ABOUT HISTORY 5
Birth of a new company• early 2008 ‘Tuk Tuk of the Future’• Electric!Briliant ideaMarch 20, 2013 ABOUT HISTORY 62008 BusinessplanInvestors?Economic crisis2009 Subsidize!!!Built 1.0Built 2.0Built 3.0
2008CONVERSION 1.0NiCd WORKHORSE(SEAHORSE)2009CONVERSION 2.0Lithium MILESCONVERSION 3.0Lead acidSWOPPING TRAYS2010Thai PartnershipPROTOTYPE 3PAX26 EU-approval testsPROTOTYPE 6PAXSTART PRODUCTIONBirth of a new Tuk Tuk
Tuk Tuk Factory thenend 2011 Thai Ltd Cost centerLegal docs, burocracy, work permit?Finance setupMade in-house:fibre, welding, paint, electronicsend 2012 Export licenseMarch 20, 2013 ABOUT HISTORY 10
Tuk Tuk Factory nowMarch 2013 New model(s)Produced more than 2012!First 100 finishedTeam 30 FTE (BKK: 18, AMS: 12 FTE)12 Tuks/monthmake-by-order: Tuk Tuk Factory NLMarch 20, 2013 ABOUT HISTORY 12
Specifications◦ Max speed 50 kmph◦ Cheap huge battery◦ Range 70 km◦ Charge in 12hrs, 6hrs or3hrs◦ Drive at 0.02 €/km◦ No emissions◦ Custom pimping colours◦ Awesome accessories
About next?• Scale up!!!• 20 tuks/month• Profitable• Indepence Thai / NL– professionalize,standardize, formalize• New opportunities!!!• Low cost version(bop)• Urban mobilityCleaner city centresDiversityService mobility
tripp• 3PAX lightweight vehicle– Excl. battery curb weight: 280 kg• DC brushless• Sandwich panels• Based on the best of Tuk Tuk– Streetwise SustainabilityMarch 20, 2013 ABOUT NEXT 24trip•ping (ˈtrɪp ɪŋ)adj.1. light and quick, as astep.2. proceeding with a lightmovement or rhythm.
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