Higher range thanks to the sun: E-transporter becomes a rolling PV system

Higher range thanks to the sun: E-transporter becomes a rolling PV system-rolling

Battery empty, but no electricity in sight? If it goes to Tropos Motors Europe, this concern is definitively of the past in the future. In a pilot project, the electron utilizer manufacturer tests from Herne vehicle integrated photovoltaic to its suitcase structures. Thanks to this future-oriented technology, the Tropos Able models should soon be used almost independent of external power sources and the range can thus be significantly increased significantly. The pilot project starts at the end of June and has a term of initially four months.

“We promise less than a revolution in the market of electron utilizers from this solution. First tests suggest that it could work. Now we check the technology in real operation in detail on performance and further application possibilities. We want to analyze entirely the benefits of the solar panels for our customers.”- Markus Schrick, Managing Director Tropos Motors Europe

The future-oriented on the new technology is the type of integration into the construction, because the photovoltaic elements replace existing structural elements and are thus fully integrated into the structures of the tropo abile, without increasing its weight. It is expected that self-supply by solar energy increases the reach of the electric transporters again significantly. Finally, the tropos ranges with pure solar power permanently after. This reduces the charging costs, makes independent of power sources and improves the positive climate effect, since CO2 emissions that arise when using the conventional electricity mix are avoided.

As part of the pilot project, tropos also checks possibilities as the additional electricity can be used. This includes, for example, an external power supply, with which other vehicles can be charged or supplied terminals and batteries for, for example, power saws or hedge scissors with energy. “We consider tropos as an ecosystem consisting of vehicle, construction and digitization. Innovative solutions that provide sustainable added value to our customers are a central part of our philosophy, “says Tropos Managing Director Schrick.

Higher range thanks to the sun: E-transporter becomes a rolling PV system-e-transporterTropos Motors

The tropos of ABLE models drive completely free of emission. At a compact width of 1.40 meters, a length of 3.70 meters and a small turning radius of 3.96 meters, the electric transporter can be used both on the road and in closed rooms. On the last mile, the electric vehicles can fully play their advantages and close the gap between Cargobike and Transporter. Thanks to the large loading area and a charging volume of up to 4.5 cubic meters, the tropos of Ables offer high transport capacities.

Its convincing properties create a variety of applications for a large target group: industry and intralogistics, garden and landscaping, delivery and parcel services, technical crafts and building management, cities and municipalities, hospitals and tourism, food trade, zoos, amusement parks and sports facilities. So he can meet the requirements of different industries and help to sustainably reduce the CO2 footprint.

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3 thoughts on “Higher range thanks to the sun: E-transporter becomes a rolling PV system”

  1. Payload in the building materials area as on the homepage propagated ..
    4 dB pallets is probably true

    at 580-700kg payload …
    Well … ne pallet plaster or pavement is probably out of ..

    For other areas safe ne equity ..

    It remains exciting

  2. The testing beautiful and good, I have nothing against small e-cars, but the e-transporters are likely to be a bit bigger, especially because then the PV surface becomes larger and the tests are more realistic.

    Here is an excerpt from the data sheet.

    Tropos ABLE XT

    Batteries: Lithium Ion, 13 kWh (XT1) / 26 kWh (XT2)

    Operating voltage: 86 V

    Motornsward: 10 kW

    Range **: 130/260 km

    Drive: rear

    Vehicle dimensions (L x B x H): 3,70 x 1.40 x 1.90 m

    Loading dimensions rounded (L x B): 2,20 x 1.35 m

    Speed: 61 km / h

    Zul total weight: 1.581 kg

    Payload: up to 700 kg / to 580 kg

    Towage load: 300 kg

    Consumption: 10 kWh / 100 km

    ** tested under different climatic conditions, different load states, changed driving behavior and signed driving modes.

    At least another attempt / test with PV modules on vehicles.

    It would be more beautiful, although the big car manufacturers would make something similar, that could give the solar cell bodies a big boost and would relieve the charging stations.


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