At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the CEO of the eTukTuk project, Frederick Gregaard, and David Taylor announced the launch of an innovative transportation solution that utilizes the Cardano blockchain. The project aims to collaborate with local governments to bring this concept to fruition.
The Davos meeting saw an innovative automotive initiative utilizing the Cardano blockchain was revealed. The eTukTuk project shared plans to launch in Sri Lanka with the backing of the nation’s government. Representing the Cardano Foundation at the event were CEO Frederick Gregaard and Global Head of Marketing, David Taylor.
P2P Charging System
Previous attempts to electrify tuk-tuks have failed due to a lack of adequate charging infrastructure. However, the eTukTuk project aims to overcome this challenge by building a decentralized economy using the Cardano blockchain. This will enable a peer-to-peer (P2P) system for charging and sharing of e-tuktuks.
The eTukTuk aims to overcome the obstacles of inadequate charging infrastructure and high costs of e-vehicles in developing nations by implementing a unique, multi-faceted revenue model. Through this P2P economy built on the Cardano blockchain, the project hopes to encourage the expansion of the highly scalable network of eTukTuk charging stations and e-vehicles owned by eTukTuk.
The ultimate goal of the eTukTuk project is to drive a shift towards a more sustainable future by promoting the adoption of e-vehicles in areas where infrastructure is limited. By creating a P2P economy using the Cardano blockchain, the project aims to incentivize the growth of charging stations and e-vehicles, which will aid in reducing air pollution and CO2-related health problems, and promote financial equality.
Phasing Out Fossil Vehicles By 2024
To get the project underway, eTukTuk is teaming up with the government of Sri Lanka and key industry partners. The aim is to gradually phase out the current 1.2 million fossil-fuel-powered tuk-tuks and replace them with electric-powered versions.
James Bowater, strategic advisor for the eTukTuk project, announced that they are closely collaborating with their partners in Sri Lanka to expand their operations.
“We are creating a uniquely innovative, affordable, and accessible platform for drivers who, right now, are excluded from making the transition to EVs.”Cityam
“Mayor of Colombo, Rosy Senanayake, where 70% of all tuk-tuks in Sri Lanka are circulating, said:
Since eTukTuk’s solution makes EVs affordable and accessible, Colombo is fortunate to be the first city to have the answer to the growing transportation crisis which we all currently face; especially considering that there are currently no other nations across the globe taking these kinds of strides.“Cityam
It is noteworthy that Sri Lanka has adopted a law that stipulates that all government vehicles, cars, and two or three-wheeled transportation must be transitioned to electric vehicles by 2040.
The eTukTuk team has a goal of constructing a P2P ecosystem that addresses the issues of outdated transportation infrastructure and creates new, equal earning opportunities for drivers. The Cardano blockchain is expected to play a key role in this effort, by enabling “sustainable change in transportation solutions” and combating financial inequality.
At the time of writing, the Cardano (ADA) price was $0.37. As of now, Cardano’s value is 88.05% lower than its highest recorded value of $3.10.
This story first appeared on the bitcoinist by Jake Simmons.
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