There are few things more iconic to Bangkok than the Tuk Tuk. They are loud, fast, and belch some of the most toxic two cycle fumes imaginable, but as a primary means of transportation for many, they are essential part of getting around Bangkok.
For Dennis Harte, he has spent the last 10 years building his company, the Tuk Tuk Factory, on out outskirts of Bangkok with the hopes to deliver electric Tuk Tuks to the market, and through this interview I learn about his commitment to delivering on that vision.
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Dennis Harte is co-founder and Chief Operations Officer Thailand, of the Tuk Tuk Factory.
Established in 2011, Tuk Tuk Factory has been producing its e-tuks with cargo, limousine and vending versions of the vehicle available to consumers.
Dennis Harte was the winner of the Expat Entrepeneur Award: Manufacturing in 2014.
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step. Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.