Evo Electric Plug-in Hybrid London Black Taxi
EVO Electric Ltd is a famous developer as well as manufacturer
of motors, hybrid drive trains as well as some hybrid plug-ins.
In recent years, it successfully used the DuoDrive taxi (or
London Black Taxi Cab) to demonstrate the improvement in fuel
economy using the plug-in hybrid system.
This product is one of the products of EVO's DuoDrive hybrid
system. This system can enable vehicles, including taxis and
other types of cars, to run using less gasoline or diesel fuel.
Traditional radial flux motors cannot provide a high efficiency
of energy transfer due to the restrictions from the design.
Therefore, the innovative axial flux motor can make use of the
disc-like rotor and stator to give a higher efficiency of energy
Evo Electric has successfully created a power density of 5kW/kg.
This is a breakthrough in the market and it is regarded as one
of the greatest helps to the world in the future in order to
save the Earth from pollutions.
The DuoDrive system can be applied to different vehicles as
long as the installation is finished. The gearbox can be replaced
by a generator and this will be connected to the rear side of
the engine. The electric motor can be connected to the rear
wheel to generate environmental friendly energy. With this system,
the taxi can be operated in different modes.
First of all, the Evo Electric Plug-in Hybrid Black Taxi Cab
can become an electric vehicle when it is in urban areas. For
longer distances, the Evo black taxi will operate in the hybrid
mode using both plug-in electric batteries and diesel engine
On highways, safety is most important, so the taxi will run
primarily in diesel mode so that there will not be a lack of
energy. The engine running in diesel will directly be connected
to the wheels and the electric motor from EVO will supply extra
power in case it is necessary.
The generator of the EVO can be used to recharge the batteries.
In recent years, the whole world is seeking solutions to address
pollution problems. EVO foresees the trend in the future and
they work hard to produce environmental friendly motor systems
so that users can enjoy plug-in power to reduce emissions and
let the technology do the environmental work for them (no need
to go around planting trees when your car does the equivalent).
But EVO is not just satisfied with its present achievements.
Evo Electric will be working hard to develop the DuoDrive TX4
system and hope to increase the mileage of the Li-ion battery
pack. But, you'll just have to show a little patience before
this hits the showrooms.