The Tuk-Tuks of Portland
The Story Behind eTuk Ride Portland
Here at eTuk Ride Portland, we think we are cool. We are also a little weird too, but in a good way. That is why we chose Portland as our second location to expand our growing empire. There is no tour company offering an experience in Portland that even comes close to capturing the same uniqueness and fun as our electric tuk-tuk tours. Our funny looking, (but in a cute way), USA built vehicles are cool, exciting and weird. I mean, is that Portland or what? We are doing our part in “Keeping Portland Weird” and are looking forward to sharing the adventure with you!
But what is an eTuk?
eTuks have three wheels, are fully electric (zero emissions!), seat up to six people, and are equipped with seat warmers and see-through wind screens for cooler nights. All of these features make them ideal for our eco-friendly Portland city tours and craft brewery tours!
The eTuk Founding
In December of 2012, three entrepreneurs found themselves at the base of San Pedro Volcano on Lake Atitlan. Nestled in southern Guatemala in a town called Panajachel, they were first introduced to the infamous tuk-tuk. If only they could bring tuk-tuk taxis to Denver. As they dug deeper, a strange and unique idea was born and little did they know they were about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
Their adventure continued when they partnered with a firm in Europe to bring the first US DOT compliant tuk-tuk to the US. eTuk USA was created and it was time to climb the mountain ahead… called “the USA and her regulations.” The good news was the eTuk came packed full of benefits: eco-friendly, 100% electric, the highest level of safety and quality, and something truly unique… so they began to climb.
Today as the only commercial grade tuk-tuk in the US, the three entrepreneurs continue their quest for everyone in the United States to be able to experience, the eTuk, vehicles that run on fun!
The owners were still married to the idea of moving people in an eTuk so they formed their sister company, eTuk Ride, a local tour company popping up in cities near you. They put their money where their mouth is with The Most Fun You Can Have on Three Wheels!