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Could electric rickshaws be coming to London?

Isabelle Aron

Rickshaws are usually reserved for lost tourists or drunken hen parties brandishing their penis whistles, but Coventry University student Sherazam Tiwana wants to bring them to the masses with a futuristic new look. He's come up with a design for electric-powered three-seater rickshaws, which could also accommodate a wheelchair user. His swanky new design includes coloured LED lights in the wheels, which would show whether they were available to flag down. As well as having an Uber-style app where you could book a rickshaw to pick you up, Sherazam hopes that they could form part of TfL's network so that passengers could pay with their Oyster cards. Although given Boris Johnson's ongoing crusade to ban rickshaws, he might need some convincing to get on board. 

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