During our visit to the EV Taiwan Show we had the opportunity to meet the TUM Create teams who then shared with us their next project, an electric taxi with a large autonomy and a battery technology (mainly temperature management) which allows charging a minimum of time.
Singapore, with its tax on vehicles and geography, an island of 710 square kilometers makes it a perfect testing ground for such a vehicle, here is what led students from the Asian branch of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to design this electric taxi that recharges in 15 minutes.
Built from scratch for the needs of a taxi and those of an electric vehicle, its structure is based on weight saving technologies and materials (without more details), the TUM EVA prototype offers real-world 200km range - with air-conditioning of course, essential in tropical megacities for which it has been designed.
TUM teamed up with NTU (Nanyang Technological University) who has some expertise in battery and wireless recharge - both Universities are also located on the same campus.
Finally, a specific infotainment technology allows passengers to control air conditioning and music of the vehicle via their smartphone.