THE TUGA

INTRODUCING TUGA

TUGA’s vehicles are being designed to deliver the perfect solution with safety, features, function and style to satisfy demand around the world.

A stylish, efficient urban commuter vehicle built on a flexible, modular platform that can be configured for the commuter, delivery, taxi, rental and ride share markets.

The 140km per hour top speed is fast enough for the highway and the 160km range is well beyond the average daily driving distance of 83km. 1

1. U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration

Note: The company is in the development stage.  Tuga prototype(s) remain subject to testing and regulatory approval before commercial sales will commence.

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs
The word “TUGA” is deeply related to the Portuguese soul.

It’s a friendly saying meaning a regular Portuguese person who is proud.

THE TUGA PLATFORM

One TUGA platform provides many different uses. Our initial launch will include out TUGA Commuter model with more to come later.

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WHAT IS A TUGA?

A triumph of engineering and sustainable design, the 3-wheel TUGA combines the footprint and maneuverability of a motorcycle with the protection and comfort of a car.

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FUNCTIONALITY

Fully electric, with modular body components, this multi-purpose vehicle is designed to be stable, agile, comfortable and safe.

Unique to Tuga, the expanding rear axle provides enhanced stability and smoothness at cruising speeds and one of the narrowest footprints for lane splitting* and ease of parking. Our innovative extendable chassis option offers enhanced rear seat access and added cargo space. 

Key design elements are being engineered, prototyped, tested and patented.

* Lane splitting is riding a bicycle or motorcycle between lanes or rows of slow moving or stopped traffic moving in the same direction. – Wikipedia

FEATURES

Interchangeable bodies, an expandable rear axle and an extendable chassis option. A unique electric three-wheeled design offers a standard chassis and interchangeable body styles to meet a wide range of needs. TUGA features an expandable rear axle offering a motorcycle-width of 85cm for lane splitting and easier parking, plus increased stability at higher speeds when extended.

All weather modular design. With an aerodynamic open cockpit or fully enclosed, the TUGA delivers form, function, and safety in all climates. Built-in upgradability has been a fundamental design criterion. With modular bodies, add-ons, plug-ins and regular updates, consumers can own a base model and continue to buildout their perfect TUGA.

Digital connectivity. With built in connectivity enabling a range of driver-focused tools (such as navigation, AR and HUD), TUGA offers first-in-class engagement for mobile urban digital consumers.

Experiential pre-sales opportunities. Using app-driven connectivity, users can experience TUGA’s benefits & features, book a test drive, signup for a rental program, manage customization and aftercare options and take advantage of special discounts and packages for early pre-sales bookings.   

Extended sales cycle. Throughout its lifetime owners can enjoy the benefits of multiple vehicle styles, functions and regularly updated features. This versatile concept opens new market niches, prolongs the service life, and extends the sales cycle of the experience.

Tuga delivers urban mobility with global reach.

DIGITAL MOBILITY

Featured Tech Packages Include:

SAFETY
Anti-collision detection and avoidance features

PERFORMANCE
Improve driving experiences from statistical data

ENVIRONMENTAL
Environmental data enables cleanest, eco-friendly route navigation

COMFORT
Digital dashboard and high-visibility electronic displays

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND UTILIZATION
A range of tools facilitating easier maintenance, repair and utilization

 

PROPOSED DIGITAL INTEGRATION SPECIFICATIONS

Network

  • LTE, TDD, FDD, GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA, CDMA EVDO Rev A
  • 5G Sub-6: Bands n1/2/3/5/7/8/12/28/41/66/71/77/78
  • 5G mmWave: Bands n260/n261
  • eSIM
 

Wireless & Location

  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth®11 5.0 + LE, A2DP
  • NFC
  • Dual band GNSS (L1 + L5, E1B + E5a, B1I + B2a)
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, Navic
 

Camera

  • 12.2 MP dual-pixel
  • 1.4 μm pixel width
  • Auto-focus with dual-pixel phase detection
  • Optical + electronic image stabilisation
  • ƒ/1.7 aperture
  • 77° field of view
 

Storage

  • Dedicated, cloud-based

Sensors

  • Proximity/Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer/Gyrometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Spectral and flicker sensor
  • Air temperature, particulate analysis
 

Media and Audio

  • Stereo speakers
  • 3 microphones
  • Noise suppression
 

Display

  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • FHD+ (1080 x 2340) Flexible OLED at 432 ppi
  • Always-on display
  • Touchscreen
  • Wearable heads-up display option
  • Rear seat display option
  • Smooth Display (up to 90 Hz)
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR support
  • Full 24-bit depth for 16 million colours

PRE-SALES

Pre-sales channels will generate sales leads by employing the latest technologies to find, engage, and capture early-adopters and urbanites seeking innovative transportation solutions.

3rd party retail sales tie-ins
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will play an increasingly important role as “connected cities” become common.

Cutting-edge sales tools
Virtual experiences will be available online to generate excitement, interest and enthusiasm as part of advertising & marketing efforts.

Partner marketing
From virtual driving experiences to loyalty recognition and contests, AR/VR plays a mighty role in the product roll-out roadmap.

Note: The company is in the development stage.  Tuga prototype(s) remain subject to testing and regulatory approval before commercial sales will commence.

MANUFACTURING AND SUPPORT

Why re-invent the wheel?

Wherever possible, management’s experience in the auto manufacturing sector has sourced existing OTS* parts to minimize development cost and maximize margins going forward.

Production can be outsourced/licenced/ramped up around the world close to the markets where demand is highest

Aftercare offers independent service operators access to the licensed TUGA Network. Certified training and parts supply join sales referrals and marketing support as part of a network incentive program. 

*Off-The-Shelf

GALLERY

Recent photography of TUGA at Portuguese industrial design/build experts VANGEST (https://www.vangest.pt/en/). The body components were recently fabricated and assembled in Portugal with chassis and motor assembly shipped directly from the engineering team in Michigan.

Photography Source: Courtesy of Live TUGA demonstration Nov. 30, 2021. Vangest S.A., Marinha Grande, Portugal.

Now is the time to pre-order your Tuga. Fill out the form to be first on the list to be contacted when sales commence. 

Why wait – Hold a spot to order your Tuga now!

Note: The company is in the development stage.  Tuga prototype(s) remain subject to testing and regulatory approval before commercial sales will commence.

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