This paper presents the EVITA electric car. EVITA is the acronym of Electric Vehicle Improved by Three-phase Asynchronous cooled motor. It is a research project developed jointly by RGEngineering and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. It aims to produce a novel electric power train with the capability of solving three fundamental problems of today commercial electric vehicles:
1. direct torque dependency of the rotation speed, and its reduction at high speed regimes;
2. electric motors performances reduction due to the overheating effects under heavy load conditions;
3. acclimatization of the car cabin interior in winter times.