The founders of The Queen City, a shuttle service based in Buffalo, New York, first traveled throughout South East Asia and witnessed the fun, adventurous tuk tuk (or motorized rickshaws) zipping along the streets and alleyways. While living in Denver they came across another tuk tuk in the streets (something they’d never seen in the US). Wanting to bring the same experience to their hometown of Buffalo, they decided to contact eTuk USA and see what they could do to bring them to the streets of New York.
“There are many reasons why going electric is great!” says Joseph Dietzel. The intention was not only to bring a unique vehicle to the city, but to offer a green transportation option to bridge the gap between having low overhead and also not having to spend money on fuel costs - making it a smart vehicle choice in every business sense.
Plus, it’s all smiles all the time when passengers are on board. Comments range from "This is so much fun!" to "This is the highlight of fall fest!" or "I've never been on something like this, this is so cool". The instant benefit to the vehicle is seeing everyone have a good time making the Buffalo Queen owners very grateful.
The Wild Buffalo style wrap gets great feedback from the customers. Everyone takes a look… and then they look again! In the first month of operation, the initial responses to the vehicle were astonishment, excitement, and – best of all – eager to take a ride.
“We have one tuk but there is demand for more!” says Joseph Dietzel. Their business plan accounts for a fleet of tuk tuk's in Western New York. With a wonderfully rich history and large tourist population, Buffalo is a great spot for tourist transportation, especially with Niagara Falls nearby.
The benefit of the open-air concept of riding with the wind in your hair and sunshine on your face are some of the many reason they chose the eTuk specifically. “It allows our passengers to fully embrace the sights and scenery that Western New York has to offer.” For the winter months, the heated seats and side covers are available, making it a cozy ride in the cold weather.
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About eTuk USA, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, CO eTuk USA manufactures 100% electric, eco-friendly tuk tuks to suit a variety of customer needs throughout the USA. The company’s electric vehicles are well suited for a variety of applications. eTuk USA licenses the design from their partner, The Tuk Tuk Factory, and is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the eTuk in the United States. Check out the company’s passenger eTuks for shuttle and tour operator applications or its commercial eTuks for vending, delivery, or food truck applications.
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