Electric Assisted Vehicles, the UK micro-mobility manufacturer, has revealed the ‘EAV Taxi’ – its latest design in their range of ultra-lightweight, zero emissions, urban commercial vehicles.
The ‘EAV Taxi’, provisionally named the ‘EAVGo!, is a development of the ‘EAV2cubed’ eCargo vehicle. Having developed a separate front cab with multiple rear box and pod solutions for the already successful cargo application, EAV has created a passenger carrying solution based patented ‘Cloudframe’ chassis.
Founder and CEO of EAV, Adam Barmby, says: “Electric cars, vans and taxis are actually hugely inefficient in their energy usage. They’re large and heavy and a lot of energy is simply wasted just moving their own weight around. We looked closely at both Taxis and PHVs in urban environments and immediately saw we could be more efficient, cleaner, healthier and just as comfortable at a much lower cost. The fact that we’re as safe and much better for the environment and city infrastructure are purely added benefits.”
Nigel Gordon-Stewart, Executive Chairman at EAV, comments: “We’re 90% lighter than any hybrid or electric car and, if we just replaced one hybrid Uber with an EAV Taxi, we would save about 9.2 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions in one year alone. Our energy usage is a fraction of an electric taxi and we don’t need an infrastructure to charge our batteries, just a normal plug socket. Most importantly, the EAV Taxi would get a passenger to their destination in any town or city just as quickly, safely and comfortably as any other taxi or PHV.”
He adds: With a number of current taxis and PHVs shortly being unable to operate in ULEZ towns and cities without paying high charges, the EAV Taxi is the perfect solution”
EAV plasn to produce the first prototype EAV Taxi in November 2020 with production EAV Taxis deliveries taking place in the Spring 2021.