Solutions to win: Ukrainian manufacturer develops inexpensive electric SUV for army
Ukrainian electric bike manufacturer Eleek has shown its newest development, a lightweight electric buggy.
The cost of a production model will be about $10,000.
What is the problem?
Ukrainian warriors constantly need a car on the front line because the car endures in such conditions for about two weeks. Then it either needs to be repaired, or it is no longer suitable for trips.
Eleek already supplies electric bikes to the defenders of Ukraine, and now they intend to produce more functional equipment.
What is the solution?
The prototype was presented at the Com Auto Trans exhibition in Kyiv. The two-seater Ukrainian electric car is designed primarily for the needs of the Armed Forces.
How does it work?
The Ukrainian off-road vehicle Eleek is suitable for silent movement in combat conditions. In addition, there are retractable mounts for stretchers, so the buggy can carry the wounded.
The Eleek electric car with a plastic body weighs only 240 kg, so two small motors on the rear axle have a total power of 16 kW. с. (12 kW) is enough for it to accelerate to 55 km/h. The 9 kWh battery provides a range of 150 km.
One can charge it in 3 hours. It is quick-release and can be used as a power bank to connect various electrical appliances.
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