An electric rickshaw is set to hit the streets of Dundee in time for summer.
Taxi firm 505050 will trial its new fully electric rickshaw soon and hopes to launch it by the end of June.
Director Jimmy Marr said: “I felt with what’s been happening in Dundee recently with the V&A and the expansion of our taxi company with electric cars, it would be a great idea to get an electric rickshaw.
“We’re hoping to get it on the road for the summer which might attract the tourists and bring them into the city centre.”
He added: “I think it will mostly be used for journeys in the city centre, for example up King Street or along Perth Road. It’s going to be very city centre-based.
“We only have one at the moment but if that proves a success, we’re looking to add more to the fleet.
“Dundee leads the way with electric cars and all the electric hubs so I just thought it was a great idea to have an electric rickshaw.”
Lynne Short, convener of the council’s city development committee, welcomed the firm’s move towards electric rickshaws.
She said: “I stumbled across it and thought it was a great idea.
“I imagine taking my shoes off at the end of a night out and jumping into one.
“I think these could actually be safer than regular taxis for women to use. It’s nice to see something quirky in the city.”
Ms Short tried out the rickshaw last week. See video at the top of this article.
She added that the rickshaw was all part of Dundee becoming “healthier”.
She added: “I haven’t driven a car for six months and it’s so much better for you.
“Most people now have more concern for the environment.
“It’s great to see something like this which puts you in a better mood when you get into one.”
Asked if she would be travelling across the city in one of the rickshaws soon, Ms Short said: “I use my electric bike.
“I’m not queen of the city yet so it might be a while before I’m travelling in a rickshaw.”
Dundee has the largest public sector electric vehicle fleet in the UK.