Pinoy-made Air-conditioned Tricycles roamed over the Streets and Social Media
by Darwin Mc Daniel Malicden
The trending automotive invention ofOlbahe made for five monthswas with an improvised look and capacity of a classic passenger tricycle called “kotse-kel”,a hybrid of a tricycle and a typical car that features a cooler and a compartment inside the “car-like portion” or sidecar with a striking appearance.
Kotse-kel can give its passengersthe “like a boss” experience when travelling. Passengers can be in lax and poise while travelling, and away of the “Dyahe” moments but then,Olba says that the kotse-kel was made for public use/display and not for public transportation.
Kotse-kel can only accommodate two passengers inside the sidecar because of the compartment inside compared to the classic one which is a three-seater.
The price of the famous hybrid tricycle is a bit expensive than the conventional tricycle we often see. You can get your own customized Kotse-kel at P60,000.
Olba originally made the Kotse-kel to be a one-seater for his kids’ transportation to school. Bythen his extraordinary invention is for family use but he has founded the “Blakenwyt sidecar fabrication” for personal orders of customized kotse-kels.
Photo Credits: Blake n wyt sidecar fabrication by Lyndon Olba/ Heng Mei Li (red kotsikel)