Solar-Powered Tuk-Tuk

Hundreds of women in the Indian city of Mumbai have won permits to drive auto-rickshaws, or tuk-tuks, through a lottery aimed at encouraging more women to take the wheel. (Reuters Photo/Stringer)

By : Reuters | on 2:48 PM July 14, 2014
Category : Snapshots, Multimedia

Kopacka sits along with Rabelli inside a tuk tuk in BangaloreRaoul Kopacka, a 26-year old Austrian, sits along with Naveen Rabelli, unseen, from India inside a tuk-tuk in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on July 9, 2014. Rabelli’s tuk-tuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn’t lose heart: Now, he plans to drive his customized three-wheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 9,600-kilometer odyssey through 10 countries to promote the idea of environmentally friendly travel. His tuk-tuk, or auto rickshaw, is powered entirely by electricity and solar power. (Reuters Photo)