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Sri Lanka’s Green Leap: An Ambitious Plan to Electrify Tuk-Tuks, and How DIYguru Can Help

This is a three-phased project consists of an incubation phase, a demonstration phase and an acceleration phase; to convert petrol three-wheelers to electric


In a bold move towards a sustainable future, Sri Lanka is planning to convert half a million of its iconic three-wheelers, known as ‘tuk-tuks’, into electric vehicles within the next five years. This grand plan is part of the nation’s wider strategy to combat the mounting environmental and economic challenges caused by fossil fuel dependence.

Tuk-tuks are integral to the transport system in Sri Lanka, ferrying people around in the bustling cities and rural areas alike. However, these handy vehicles are traditionally run on petrol or diesel, contributing to air pollution and carbon emissions. By transitioning to electric power, Sri Lanka anticipates significant improvements in air quality and a considerable reduction in its carbon footprint.

This transition, though ambitious, is not without its challenges. A major concern is the need for skilled workers who can retrofit these tuk-tuks and turn them into efficient electric vehicles. This is where DIYguru, an online learning platform, comes into play.

DIYguru offers a comprehensive course on Electric Vehicle Retrofitting (add link to the course here). This course is designed to equip learners with the essential skills required to convert conventional vehicles into electric ones. With detailed modules on battery technology, motor selection, charging infrastructure, and regulatory standards, the course provides a robust foundation for anyone looking to join the EV revolution.

The Sri Lankan plan to convert tuk-tuks into electric vehicles is a testament to the growing global recognition of the importance of electric vehicles. It shows how nations can take decisive steps to reduce their environmental impact and build a more sustainable future.

For those inspired by Sri Lanka’s initiative and looking to contribute to the electric vehicle revolution, the DIYguru platform offers a wealth of resources and training. Whether you are a professional looking to upskill or a student keen to join the EV industry, DIYguru’s comprehensive courses can help you prepare for the challenges and opportunities in the world of electric vehicles.

As Sri Lanka gears up to electrify its tuk-tuks, DIYguru stands ready to empower individuals with the skills they need to make this transition a reality. With online learning, we can contribute to a greener, more sustainable future, one electric vehicle at a time.

To learn more about DIYguru’s Electric Vehicle Retrofitting course and other offerings, visit us at


  1. News18 Auto – Sri Lanka plans to convert 5 lakh tuk-tuks to electric vehicles within next 5 years (article link)


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