Sri Lanka launches first ever electric tuk tukChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 28, 2019
Sri Lanka has launched the first ever electric three wheeler, a popular mode of public transport, keeping in line with the government's vision of creating a greener, healthier environment.
Asia The number of three-wheelers in Sri Lanka has increased eight-fold
Sri Lanka last year pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent in the transport sector by 2020.
The number of three-wheelers in Sri Lanka has increased eight-fold since the year 2000 and fuel consumption per person has increased from 90 liters to 150.
Sri Lanka's excise tax is now structured in a way that diesel and petrol vehicles are taxed at a higher rate, making hybrids and electric vehicles more attractive. ■