13th July 2024

Among the best methods to speed up the transition to electrical mobility is to transform the present fleet of ICE automobiles all over the world to electrical. Streamlining conversion kits to zone in on a selected mannequin is a technique of making certain that vital volumes of ICE automobiles may be transformed by focusing on fleet operators and within the course of facilitate sooner manufacturing processes and lead occasions. For this reason the a number of corporations within the conversion business have zoned in on the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Toyota Hilux.

One of many leaders on this area is Tembo. Tembo is an electrical automobile firm that focuses on designing and constructing ruggedized electrical automobile options for varied sectors together with mining, infrastructure, utilities, tourism, and authorities providers. The corporate is on the forefront of electrical automobile conversion for among the most generally used utility automobile fashions, together with the Landcruiser and Hilux, that are outfitted to operate in harsh environments. Tembo is a subsidiary of VivoPower.

Tembo’s conversion kits remodel diesel-powered Toyota Land Cruiser and Hilux automobiles into ruggedized electrical gentle automobiles to be used in mining and different hard-to-decarbonize sectors. Tembo e-LV merchandise are a key element of VivoPower’s turnkey net-zero options to help each authorities and company enterprises speed up in the direction of their decarbonization targets.

Listed here are some specs of one in all Tembo’s conversion kits for the Tembo e-LV:

  • Charging Contact: Mennekes sort 2
  • Recuperation: As much as 75 kW
  • Charging: 22 kW onboard charger
  • Charger Provide: 32A @415V 3-phase: 360-440V
  • Charging Time: 2 hrs / 1hr (AC Cost / DC Cost)
  • Battery Capability: 63 kWh (nominal)
  • Thermal Administration: Glycol
  • Electrical Motor Energy: (Cont./Max.) 65kW/110kW*
  • Motor Torque: (Cont./Max.) 140Nm/250Nm*
  • Max RPM: 12,000

Different Specs:

  • Max. Gradeability: 35%
  • Vary: 200km
  • Gross Automobile Mass (GVM): 3,510 kg
  • Towing capability: 2500 kg
  • Gross Mixture Mass (GCM): 6010 kg
  • Kerb (with out tray): 2496 kg
  • Payload: 1,014 kg (GVM-based)
  • Wheel-base: 3180 mm
  • Transmission sort: 4WD, solely low gear for mining
  • Switch Case: Excessive gear 1:1 – Low gear 2.488

In a serious increase for electrification of among the present fleet of utility automobiles in Africa, Tembo e-LV B.V. has entered right into a Definitive Distribution Settlement with Vitality Buying and selling Firm Mauritius (ETC Mauritius) to promote, distribute, and market Tembo electrification conversion kits for Toyota 4×Four second-hand automobiles within the Republic of Kenya. Underneath the settlement, ETC Mauritius has dedicated to promote a minimal of 4,000 Tembo e-LV conversion kits from execution of this settlement till 31st December 2027 throughout varied business sectors in Kenya. ETC Mauritius will probably be chargeable for buying Toyota second-hand automobiles, changing the automobiles to ruggedized e-LVs utilizing Tembo options, promoting the items to end-customers, and offering after-sale servicing and upkeep with assist from Tembo.

VivoPower estimates that whole addressable marketplace for 2nd hand automobile repowering globally estimated to be value $110 bn.

Listed here are some quotes on the partnership:

Kevin Chin, Govt Chairman and CEO of VivoPower, mentioned: “We’re delighted to announce this distribution partnership with ETC, given their longstanding and deep ties with each authorities and the personal sector in Kenya. This partnership is a landmark milestone for Tembo e-LV on two fronts: it represents our single largest dedication of future orders for Tembo e-LV conversion kits in any respect ranges inside a single nation and importantly it heralds our entry into the second-hand automobile repowering market, which successfully multiplies our whole addressable market. We sit up for working intently with the ETC crew to ship our options to Kenya, aiding each authorities and personal sector obtain their vitality transition targets over the following 5 years and past.”

Sacha E Cook dinner, CEO of ETC Mauritius, mentioned: “We’re delighted to turn out to be a distributor of Tembo e-LVs in Kenya, which is able to permit us to play a major function in reaching our nation’s internet zero targets by 2030. Having evaluated quite a few alternate options, we determined to accomplice with Tembo, with which we will paved the way to decarbonise key sectors, together with mining, public sector, agriculture and tourism throughout the nation. We sit up for turning into a part of the Tembo e-LV household and constructing a stable partnership within the coming years.”

Picture courtesy of Tembo

 

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