Introducing the EVA Taxi  

We are aware that we have limited fuel resources. Knowing this, we have to utilize our resources well before things go south. With this being said, scientists are looking for ways to sustain things. We have to look forward to the future brightly because in terms of transport, electric cars hold much potential. In fact, many people see electric cars the future of transport.


Singaporeans welcome the idea of electric cars in the future but there are many issues behind it. Electric cars have limitations but if these limitations are addressed, things will be better. One limitation is the frequency of charging it and the inadequate infrastructure to support it. These things are just temporary because scientists and experts are finding ways to materialize this.

As a start, taxi industry here in Singapore thought about utilizing electric cars. On April 24, 2015, it unveiled a car named EVA. EVA is the pioneering electric car to be designed, developed and produced locally. EVA is the partnership of Technische Universitat Munchen and Nanyang Technological University. Here are other things that we need to know about EVA:


  • Background: EVA was developed not out of whim. Industry leaders and stakeholders studied the market by using observational analysis when it comes to the behaviour of consumers here. Taxis spend more hours on the road compared to traditional cars. With this, developers designed EVA to be efficient and sturdy.
  • Charging: Taxi drivers consider charging as a problem. It was at first but developers found a way to cover at least 200 km with just fifteen minutes of charging. Studies revealed that (on ordinary days) a taxi can cover at least 520 km. This means that taxis need only at least three charges per day.
  • Other challenges: Aside from charging, there are other challenges. There’s the high electricity currents and heat. Developers claimed that they already managed to get the solution for this. Engineers working with them designed thermal management that can extend the lifespan of the battery cells.
  • Features: EVA is made of carbon fibre. It has a maximum speed of one hundred eleven kilometres per hour. Drivers need not fret because once the infrastructures are present and readily available, upon contact, EVA will charge automatically. EVA offers air conditioning system and climate controls. Let it be said that in-car entertainment is also included.

Though we are not an automotive manufacturing country, we can be a leader in electro mobility by developing EVA. This technology will benefit the economy in the long run. Let us welcome EVA with open arms. She will be a big help.