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Electric Assisted Vehicles’ electric taxi could cut traffic

  • Electric Assisted Vehicles has unveiled a zero-emissions taxi that the company says can cut city traffic congestion in half in the next five years.
  • The tiny taxi is in part an upgraded electric bicycle, which means it’ll be allowed to travel in both car and bike lanes.
  • According to EAV’s chairman Nigel Gordon-Stewart in a statement, replacing a hybrid rideshare vehicle with an EAV Taxi could prevent about 10.14 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has unveiled a tiny zero-emissions taxi that it says can cut city traffic congestion in half in the next five years.

The EAV Taxi isn’t your typical New York City yellow cab. Instead, it’s tiny, lightweight, and is in part an upgraded electric bicycle, which means the vehicle will be allowed to travel in both car and bike lanes, according to EAV’s website.

The UK-based company that’s developing this eco friendly taxi specializes in making micro-mobility cargo delivery units that are “engineered down from a van, not up from a bicycle.”

This includes the EAV 2cubed, a last-mile electric cargo delivery vehicle that also serves as the base for the new EAV Taxi. Like the EAV 2cubed, the EAV Taxi has its maker’s proprietary Cloudframe chassis with a front cab and a rear “pod” or “box,” in this instance for human passengers.

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