Iona and Scout in the tuk-tuk

An Isle of Wight couple is beginning a new business venture, centred around an eco-friendly three-wheeled vehicle.

Scout and Kayleigh Gregory, who live in Chale, were inspired after a trip to Italy where they had a “light bulb moment” and decided to start a tuk-tuk business.

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Their dream is to have a fleet scooting and tooting all over the Isle of Wight, offering employment opportunities to young people and giving tourists a unique experience.

They have already begun a late-night taxi service for restauranteurs at Tapnel Farm, Kayleigh told Isle of Wight Radio the reaction has been “overwhelmingly positive”.

Scout and Kayleigh at Isle of Wight Radio

Scout, from Newtown, said he was “environmentally-conscious” when choosing which tuk-tuk to buy and his current model is low emissions, economical to run and meets the ULEZ standards – so can even drive through central London.

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The tuk-tuk can get up to 40mph which Scout says is “perfect” for the Isle of Wight and its slow roads.

Meanwhile, Kayleigh told Isle of Wight Radio:

“We really believe in this business…  We have been overwhelmed with the amount of polsitivity and excitement about what we are trying to do.”

 

Tuk-tuk parked at Isle of Wight Radio

The pair has private hire insurance for businesses looking to use the motor for events, and public liability insurance for all passengers on board.