Tuk-Tuk Taxis Have Arrived in Paris (and They're Free)
There’s plenty of cheap—and electric—cars roaming the streets in and around Paris these days, but now there’s a new type of public transportation arriving in the City of Lights. Tuk-Tuk taxis are most common over in Southeast Asia, but a fleet of free-to-use vehicles are now available to tourists and locals alike.
An optimistic entrepreneur has brought 20 or so of the vehicles into town, and there’s like 150 different places to jump aboard around the city. The operation is newly up and running, and the taxis are scheduled to do their thing each and every day of the week.
It’s too early to know if the transplanted tuk-tuks will make a big splash in the city, but we’d definitely take them for a test ride—especially if they continue to be offered for free. Advertisements are displayed on the side of the vehicles to raise some cash, and the drivers also offer up snacks and drinks for sale during your ride. The only thing to watch out for is rain, but tuk-tuk officials are already hard at work adding some ceilings and sides to the passenger compartments.