Disabled Access to E-mobility Promised by EAVGo!

E-mobility is being extended to help disabled people access clean short-haul transportation in virus protected environment.

UK specialist BEV micro-mobility manufacturer Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) of Oxford has revealed its adaptable vehicle design which focuses on disabled access in its new EAVGo! This is a range of ultra-lightweight, zero emissions, urban passenger vehicles produced to ease congestion as well as improve efficiency within urban environments.

It’s adapted from the company’s existing EAV2cubed eCargo vehicle creating a taxi concept to provide simple and uncomplicated access for disabled wheelchair users via a ramp at the rear of the vehicle which then folds up to form the rear bulkhead. The rear ramp can be quickly deployed and, once back in place, seals to offer the same levels of comfort, warmth or cooling and weather protection expected of a normal taxi but more efficient, cleaner and healthier and at a much lower cost, claims the manufacturer.

Adam Barmby, founder and CEO of EAV, said: “Taxi demand has decreased by almost 30% in many towns and cities worldwide since the COVID pandemic struck. The EAVGo! is a much lower operator cost option for short journeys in an urban environment where 65% of all Taxi and PHV journeys are single occupancy and usually between 1 and 5 miles.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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