The EVA taxi prototype on display at the Tokyo Motor Show
TUM Create team members with the EVA taxi
Features of the EVA taxi include a front passenger seat that folds forward to reveal an integrated child seat, and an onboard smartphone-accessible system for entertainment, booking and digital payments
Given how many miles taxis put in per day, the concept of electric taxis is certainly appealing. That said, one problem is the amount of time that their batteries can take to recharge – most cabbies won't want to shorten their work day or do a split shift, in order to juice up their cars. With the EVA taxi, however, they wouldn't have to. The prototype vehicle can reportedly get enough of a charge in 15 minutes to travel 200 km (124 mi).
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