UK micromobility manufacturer Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has unveiled the design of a lightweight electric taxi.
The new vehicle, which promises a user experience comparable to that of a private hire vehicle, will be capable of carrying up to two passengers and will be allowed to drive on both cycling and road infrastructure.
The electric taxi is claimed to be 90% lighter than any hybrid or electric vehicle and it is estimated that each vehicle could bring an annual saving of 9,2 tonnes of carbon dioxide if it replaced one hybrid Uber.
EAV plans to produce the prototype taxi this month, with production deliveries taking place in the Spring next year.
Adam Barmby, Founder of EAV, said: “EAV recognises the need to decarbonise transport. Innovation in the e-cargo bike sector is a key vector for delivering this decarbonisation.”