The Company

We have a real purpose, a great team, and all the necessary capabilities to deliver our projects quickly and on budget.

EVIE Autonomous is a leading provider of autonomous vehicle technology based in Stoke-on-Trent. The company’s mission is to create a world where everyone can move freely and safely, regardless of their age, ability, or location. EVIE’s values are centred around safety, innovation, and accessibility.
The company’s technology has been used to transport over 6.3 million people at London’s Heathrow Airport, and it has logged over 5.5 million kilometres (3.4 million miles) in commercial service. EVIE is committed to making autonomous vehicles a reality for everyone, and it is working to expand its technology into new markets around the world.

Evie brings together world-class artificial intelligence & proven autonomous technology, with decades of automotive industry expertise. Evie has acquired the world’s most proven electric autonomous pod platform and now looks to merge these elements to establish itself as the leading scalable and modular electric autonomous platform available. This provides for endless applications and will be delivered at an unmatched, affordable price point, unlocking significant global demand.

A Word From Our CEO

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Steven Lake

Steven Lake

CEO EVIE Autonomous

My passion for motorsport and technology pushed me to become the Founder and Director of Aim Technologies, a world-leading business in design, development and innovation.
With one hand on the engine, and the other on the steering wheel, I achieved success as both an engineer and a motorsport racer, and this developed into a love of pushing the limits which inspired me to lead a Tier 1 Automotive supply chain partnership with major blue-chip OEMs.
We now have over two decades of experience in designing and manufacturing software, hardware, firmware, and product development. We invest time in ideas and people, keeping our standards high to ensure we are on the winning team. Relevance and timing in the market are vital. We have spent the past 5 years perfecting our autonomous technologies and refining the AI to ensure that we are ready. Now is the time to harness this investment to deliver world-class automation, robotics and AI into off-highway environments, ultimately improving productivity, profitability, and safety across multiple sectors.
Steven built his company to become a direct supplier to a wide range of the world’s leading automotive, technology and racing markets such as Audi, Aston Martin, Dallara, Hyundai, Jaguar, Landrover, Tesla, Lotus, Ferrari, Kawasaki, Bowler, Ariel, Renault Sport, Suzuki, Toyota and VW among many others, Steven is a driving force in innovation.

The Team at EVIE Autonomous

Our team is made up of passionate, dedicated individuals who share a common vision of a future where machines and humans can work together to achieve great things. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, from research and development to the manufacturing process, design, and service provision.
Mr Steven Lake

Mr Steven Lake
Chief Executive Officer

Steven Lake is a self-made entrepreneur and visionary businessman with the acuity to accomplish any challenge and make a difference in the world by empowering people to develop their own groundbreaking solutions that can revolutionise the world of technology. Pushing boundaries and driving innovation, Steven is a creative business magnate specialising in the technology and innovation sector. Having spent decades building and nurturing a globally recognised brand within the automotive sector, it is now renowned for its groundbreaking developmental prowess and innovative mindset, delivering solutions without the prohibition of cost.
Steven has built a successful team with a diverse skill set operating as system integrators for software, hardware, and firmware, allowing the organisation to excel at product development and crafting cutting-edge solutions tailored to meet the demands of an ever-evolving landscape.
Having worked and thrived in the motorsport industry for decades, Steven is a natural engineer and problem solver across multiple sectors, building and selling several businesses and knowing the importance of revenues and commerciality. With a long history and passion for motorsport, as a driver, engineer and team principal, Steven credits this for his ability to deliver winning results on time.
Mr James Myatt

Mr James Myatt
Chief Operating Officer

James Myatt has 30 years of commercial experience and is a veteran of multiple business expansions and turnarounds on 5 continents. He has proven leadership skills developed through working for world-leading companies in some of the most challenging and exciting situations. James has been known for many leadership roles; Executive Chairman, CEO, Managing Director, Asset Management Director, Sales and Marketing Director, General Manager, Technical Service, and Development Manager. He commenced his career training as a mining, mechanical, and non-destructive testing engineer. Notably, James became Asset Management Director for GE Capital in Europe. Here he was responsible for $1.5 BN of Transport International Pool’s (TIP) transportation assets, all sourcing, manufacturing, technical services, and property. James also was part of the leadership team that integrated $0.5BN of Modular Space’s assets, amongst other smaller companies. The team returned TIP back to profitability. Here he was awarded “Most Impactful New Leader.”
Mr Carl Owen

Mr Carl Owen
Chief Technology Officer

Carl Owen is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Cavonix Ltd., a leading provider of electronics and software for autonomy and robotics.
With 30+ years of experience in electronics, Carl has held senior positions at DSPRobotics, Sydec, and Mackie Designs Inc. He holds an honours degree in electronic engineering, specialising in digital signal processing. Passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems, Carl is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that work in the real world. As a respected speaker at industry events, he provides valuable insights into the future of technology. Carl’s expertise extends beyond technology, he excels in sales and distribution, successfully managing worldwide operations and building strong client relationships. His public speaking skills further enhance his ability to engage with diverse stakeholders effectively.
Carl Owen is a seasoned CTO with a strong electronics background and a focus on practical solutions. His expertise, leadership, and dedication to customer satisfaction drive Cavonix Ltd.’s success in the autonomy and robotics industry.
Mr Daniel Hayes

Mr Daniel Hayes BA MRAeS
Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel Hayes has held prominent positions in asset management, investment, and private banking sectors internationally. Notably, he established and led a global quality assurance team for HSBC private bank. In 2016 he co-founded VRCO, an eVTOL aircraft developer, later exiting the company in Sept 2022. Daniel has been involved with Evie Autonomous since its inception, he has worked on developing the business plan and supporting the founder, Steven Lake, with a significant interest in its pod and AI autonomous technology. As an experienced company director, he has strong governance and business development capabilities, especially within highly regulated environments. He is results-driven with a proven track record in forging international strategic partnerships.
At university, he read economics, accounting, and finance with business law, and more recently has attended a range of postgraduate courses at Nottingham Trent University including sustainable and inclusive leadership, and effective change management, as well as attending The Battery School for Industry hosted by Warwick Manufacturing Group. In 2021 Daniel was inducted into the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Mr Malcolm Barbour

Mr Malcolm Barbour
Director of Software Programming

Malcolm Barbour is a software developer, designer, and programmer with over 28 years of experience in the industry, and has a BSc (Hons.) degree in mathematics from Warwick University. Malcolm spent several years as Director of Software Development at Transfinite Systems Ltd. where he led a small team in developing the company’s flagship product, Visualise. The product is used by blue chip companies around the world to investigate the effects of interference between radio communications systems. He has since co-founded Outsim Ltd. and jointly created SynthMaker – a revolutionary graphical programming tool that has allowed musicians to create their own digital synthesisers and effects without needing any programming knowledge. As well as programming the software, Malcolm also took responsibility for website development and various apps for the iPhone. Malcolm was instrumental in the design and development of a new product called FlowStone, a graphical programming language aimed at robotics, electronics, and digital signal processing. He was also heavily involved in the creation of FlowPaw, a software and hardware package aimed at helping school children learn to code.
More recently Malcolm has been the lead developer for CAVLab, a new programming language aimed at Connected Autonomous Vehicles, and has developed code modules for Video Processing, Autonomous Control Systems, and Sensor Fusion.
Mr Shaun Stannard

Mr Shaun Stannard
Director of Electrical Systems

Shaun has 33 years of experience in the automotive industry working with OEM customers giving him a profound mastery of powertrain testing and test house design, autonomous vehicle control and safety systems, and remote data logging on all vehicle types.
Shaun has developed multiple complete vehicle control solutions delivered on time and within budget for road and rail applications, including complex certified rail brake control. He has also designed and implemented transmission control solutions including paddle shift, along with heavy plant and industrial engine interfacing. More recently he has developed remote engine/vehicle monitoring solutions and is an expert at EV electrical system design, software, and documentation. His expertise also extends to hydraulic/pneumatic closed-loop control, vehicle safety systems with Sil2-compliant hardware and software, and integration of subsystems via CANbus and Lin bus software solutions for all types of applications.
Mr Ari Thoroddsson

Mr Ari Thoroddsson
Investment Consultant

With over 20 years in the finance industry, Ari Thoroddsson possesses a profound understanding of asset finance and has a proven track record of originating, structuring, and closing transactions involving aircraft, rolling stock, iso tanks, containers, and other commercial equipment. His experience covers a wide spectrum of structures from vanilla, to rigorous, as well as Shari’ah-compliant leases and project finance structures. Ari has, at various stages, been involved with M&A in the technology, natural resources, aviation, and leasing industries, and he has conducted due diligence, post-merger integration, turnarounds of troubled leasing companies, and capital structure/strategies post-acquisition.

Why EVIE?

The Future of Electric, Autonomous Transportation

EVIE Autonomous is a UK-based, globally recognised innovation and design technology company with a range of solutions that are changing the future of transportation. We offer proven, reliable, AI, robotics and autonomous technologies that can be easily installed on any target vehicle, along with our own universally scalable, autonomous modular electric vehicle platform for a variety of applications, providing endless opportunities including first-mile and last-mile delivery, people transportation, cargo transport, and machine operations.

We are currently the world’s most proven autonomous pod. Learning from this, we are building the EVIE 2.0 Shuttle product range around a scalable modular autonomous electric platform with endless industrial applications. It is forecast to be a masterpiece of engineering and design, seamlessly integrating form, function, and technology to create the most affordable, reliable and adaptable platform available.

EVIE Autonomous Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver affordable, proven autonomous solutions for industries, improving productivity and safety.
Our autonomous vehicles are developed and proven across multiple major vehicle types within vital industries such as agritech, airside, portside, logistics, and the possibilities this technology holds are truly endless.

EVIE Autonomous Vision

Our Vision

We estimate that by 2025 we will finalise production processes and complete further trials with level 4 mules in industries such as airside, portside, and other industrial settings.
We are no strangers to a challenge, and we are determined individuals ready to push limits and complete a future-proof range of super-efficient vehicles for industrial off-highway and light rail alternative applications.

Sustainability Guarantee

Our Sustainability Guarantee

Sustainability has always been very important to us and continues to be a huge factor in our future plans, in addition to our EVIE pods, we have identified a considerable opportunity to help construction, mining and farming become more efficient by providing vehicles that can perform operations without the need for human operators.
This extends operating hours, productivity, and profitability. Human labour can in turn be redirected to perform other tasks. Worldwide, we face a range of challenges in regard to skilled operators, fuel, and cost pressures, especially in these sectors. We believe that we are on the cusp of a step change in industry which will be driven by autonomy, robotics and AI and EVIE will be at the forefront of this.

Our approach to autonomous vehicles was no different to anything we have faced before, we identified the areas where we could make the biggest differences. We then went about implementing them without distraction to achieve something completely new and innovative.
In order to gain the complete, necessary understanding of what worked and what didn’t, and also to ensure seamless integration, we decided to create as many of the components as possible, working alongside our parent company. Whilst taking more time initially, we reaped the rewards time and again throughout the process resulting in a fully autonomous end-to-end solution.
Teamed with our EVIE pods, we have created the perfect driverless transport solution.

At EVIE, we move people and goods autonomously

With our team’s extensive experience in creating and implementing electronic control systems, we are confident that EVIE Autonomous is the perfect solution for your transportation needs. We are already working with our sister companies to deploy fully autonomous pods in real-world operation environments, demonstrations, and events.

The EVIE shuttles have moved over 6.3 million passengers at London Heathrow since 2010 making it the world’s most proven pod. The shuttles and assets were acquired in Oct 2022 and Evie Autonomous was created.
The shuttles have now been upgraded with Cavonix’s latest autonomy stack, enabling the pods to operate outside of a guideway. This provides endless possibilities.
Evie is now evolving the shuttles to move both people and cargo in controlled off-highway environments.

If you are looking for a partner to help you grow your business, EVIE Autonomous is the perfect choice. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your transportation goals.

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