The Eva was born one year ago, when it was just an idea. The electric vehicle is destined for urban use, can accommodate 4 passengers, has a top speed of 120 km/h and offers a range of 160 km for each charge.
It uses an aluminum space frame and a direct drive motor. The communication between the car and its user is being mediated by a specially developed Human Machine Interface (HMI). The vehicle’s powertrain control systems have been co-developed alongside researchers from several universities.
Valmet Automotive has involved multiple partners in the development of the Eva project, including Fortum, Nokia, NAVTEQ, Vacon, Nokian Tyres, Idis Design, Cadring, AXCO-Motors, Hybria, Powerfinn, Convergens, Aalto University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and RLE International.
"We have anticipated the change in the automotive industry and renewed our strategy. Today, the engineering services, originally an integrated part of manufacturing, are also available on stand-alone basis. In addition to engineering and manufacturing we provide our customers with business services preceding engineering and following manufacturing. This way our customers can best benefit from our 40 years of experience in the automotive business." Mr. Ilpo Korhonen, President of Valmet Automotive, said.
The other three vehicles showcased at Geneva are the Fisker Karma plug-in Hybrid, the THINK City urban EV and the Garia LSV concept car.