We just got an email message from Tuk Tuk North America informing us that the company has officially been granted both DOT and EPA approval for its line of Mitsubishi-powered three-wheelers. This means that the Tuk Tuk will be completely road legal here in the United States. We're not so sure you'd want to drive one cross-crountry (though we understand it's fully capable of such trips), but as an around-town errand-runner, the little scoots might work out just fine, returning an estimated 55 miles per gallon.
The Tuk Tuk will come in many different styles, ranging from a 3-passenger model up to the 12-passenger hauler. In addition to the passenger vehicles, there's a pickup truck, dump truck, garbage truck (!), flatbed, van and even a bare chassis for DIY projects. Sounds like they've got all the appropriate bases covered, no?
[Source: Tuk Tuk USA]