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Phuket Resort Rolls Out Electric Tuk-Tuks


Published on Dec 23, 2013

The tuk-tuk, those three-wheeled, revved-up golf carts, that are Thailand’s most original vehicle, have been given an electrifying makeover by Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket.

The splashy resort has introduced electric carts to shuttle guests around the expansive beachfront grounds, as a fun form of transport and to bolster its internationally certified environmental programs.

Each of the new vehicles runs on a zero-emissions electric motor powered by high-performance storage batteries, rendering their petrol-powered fleet obsolete. This also helps to clear the air at the resort and cut down on noise pollution. (The tuk-tuk gets its Thai name from the sound of its engine.)

Mövenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket have established numerous standards, procedures and campaigns for reducing energy use and pollution, like power efficient lighting, measures to reduce fresh water consumption and modern waste management systems.

These ongoing efforts and emphasis on sustainability have earned them international recognition: the resort was been certified by the environmental accreditor Green Globe™ two years ago. 

The Green Globe certification means that all areas of operation meet or exceed compliance with local environment and sustainability standards.

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