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Biliti bets US market is primed for electric tuk tuk deliveries


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Biliti Electric, a startup founded less than a year ago, wants its electric tuk tuks to become a common sight in densely packed cities in the United States.

The three-wheeled, open-cabin, all-electric delivery vehicles known as the GMW Taskman are already being used in Asia and Europe, Biliti founder and CEO, Rahul Gayam said during a press conference Wednesday at the LA Auto Show. The vehicles, which are manufactured by GMW Electric in India and exported to Europe, Japan and other markets, have already made more than 12 million deliveries over 20 million miles, according to Gayam. The company has sold around 1,400 Taskman vehicles to date.

Now, the company is aiming to break into the U.S. market.

The vehicle, which made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show, is meant to be a functional electric delivery vehicle that's easy to charge and has plenty of cargo space despite its smaller size.

The GMW Taskman, which costs $8,000, looks just like a tuk tuk or auto rickshaw you see in other parts of the world and it's designed to be used as a fleet vehicle that tackles the last-mile delivery challenges that large Amazon, UPS and FedEx vans and trucks sometimes struggle with in densely populated cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Biliti Electric taskman solar tuk tuk
Biliti Electric taskman solar tuk tuk
Image Credits: Biliti Electric

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