EVA Electric Taxi Headed For Singapore

MAY 16 2015 BY MARK KANE 3


I’ll put granddaughter here

Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are collaborating on the electric taxi project for tropical megacities.

The prototype, built by TUM CREATE, is called EVA, has 4 seats and we saw it for the very first time almost two years ago.

With its 50 kWh battery pack it can go some 200 km/124 miles (330 km/2015 miles is the listed maximum), but its range would still be not enough in Singapore where taxi are used on two shifts.

Therefore, EVA has a 15-minute fast charging system – from two chargers at once!  And the 60 kW motor is strong enough to do 0-62 mph in 10 seconds.

The car will be now tested at NTU.

“EVA’s innovative design

EVA charging

EVA charging

EVA’s fast-charging battery system is able to give it a range of up to 200 kilometres with just a 15-minute recharge. Despite having to house a large battery pack, EVA is actually 150kg lighter than other comparable-sized taxis due to its lightweight carbon-fibre composites.

Its ergonomically designed seats are equipped with a purpose-built system where moisture and heat are sucked away from the surfaces of the seat, so as to maximise comfort for passengers.

The front passenger seat can also be folded forward to reveal an integrated child seat for children aged 9 months to 3 years old, filling the void in the area of safety for young taxi passengers

The climate controls, in-car entertainment, booking and digital payment systems are also linked via the infotainment system. This allows passengers to control air-conditioning and audio settings wirelessly from their personal mobile devices.

Moving forward, TUM CREATE will look at testing the car further on the NTU campus. NTU’s complete eco-system of public and private transportation, including public and shuttle buses, private cars, bicycles and prototype autonomous vehicles makes it the ideal living test-bed.

Over the next four years, NTU will also turn into a national test-bed for smart mobility solutions, such as Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology, which looks at equipping cars with devices that can talk to traffic infrastructure and other cars.

NTU has a complete eco-system of public and private transportation, including public and shuttle buses, private cars, as well as prototype electric and autonomous vehicles.”


Technical Data
Segment / TypeC-Segment / Compact Car
Number of Doors5
Number of Seats4
Length4316 mm
Height (excluding taxi signage)1679 mm
Width (excluding wing mirrors)1794 mm
Wheelbase2602 mm
Curb Weight (including battery)1500 kg
Max permissible1900 kg
Air resistance (Cd x A)0.34 x 2.8 m2
Max. Power60 kW*
Max. Torque223 Nm
Top Speed111 km/h
0 – 100 km/h10 seconds*
Range (15 minutes Super Fast Charging)200 km (Daily driving pattern)
330 km (U.S. FTP 72 standards)
*Electronically limited.
Driven WheelsFront
Motor TypeSynchronous
Transmission1:10.2 (1 gear)
Battery System
Cell TypeLithium Polymer
Number of Cells216
Cell Capacity63Ah
Energy Content50 kWh
Max. Voltage450 V
Max. Current360 A

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I was going to say that 200 km is poor range from 50 kWh, but that is the range with a fast charge. Even if it doesn’t allow any more from a slow charge, that’s not so bad.

Ten seconds for 0 to 60 is adequate.

Nice little car.

Looks like an austere, soulless German clone of a certain Korean EV…

Hummm. Looks fine to me. 🙂