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Fig. 1. GHH offers a new ten personnel carrier version of the all electric Tembo 4x4 multipur-pose vehicle. Photo: GHH

New conversion kits for Tembo 4×4

The electric off-road vehicle Tembo 4×4 E-LV on Toyota basis becomes a multifunctional platform. Several versions, from the classic pickup to the station wagon, are already available – and another one with an extra large personnel cabin is now being added to the offering (Figure 1).

The Tembos, which are sold in many parts of the world by the manufacturer of construction and mining machines GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen/Germany, are equipped with an electric motor with 65 kW and 250 Nm torque, a special 1:3 transmission and a powerful battery designed for at least ten years or 8,000 charging cycles.

In 2,5 h the vehicles are charged from 20 to 80 %, with the single phase charger, and with the three phase charger this time decreases to only 1 h. No external infrastructure is required for operation. The vehicles reach a top speed of 80 km/h and can climb gradients of up to 45°. The Tembos correspond largely to the series standard of Toyota, but achieving 80 km with a 28 kwh battery pack and 200 km with a 72 kWh battery pack. With the standard air conditioner and heater as well as smooth acceleration and no gear changing, every drive is a comfortable one.

The first Tembo Electric Cruiser came on the market in 2016. Their approach of turning the Toyota Land Cruiser and Hilux series into a fully-fledged electric multi-purpose vehicle, especially for construction and mining industries, is considered to be correspondingly mature. Although the sales price (still) speaks for the diesel, the disadvantages outweigh the benefits: its error-prone complexity, the noise level, heat generation, extensive maintenance, and above all the emissions that are harmful to health and the environment. Diesel engines also challenge ventilation during underground use, which leads to high operational cost are causing more and more operators to consider alternatives. Electric vehicles undoubtedly offer such alternatives, and the Tembo in particular. The manufacturer has a global presence, can look back on many years of expertise and, above all, can point to numerous vehicles in active use even under the toughest conditions, e. g., in Australian mines.

Further information:
GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH