New UTV for wet conditions

Published:  06 January, 2012

The first electric utility vehicle to combine 4x4 off-road performance and road-legal driving is now available.

The Tomberlin VANISH, from ePower Trucks, is an all-electric 4x4 that can be driven on the road as well as off it. Lighter, more powerful and with more safety features than its competitors, the VANISH is designed for game reserves, outdoor enthusiasts and estates management.

Jerry Hanss, Managing Director of ePower Trucks, said: “This is the first all-electric 4x4 that is fully road legal in the UK, offering true driver flexibility, huge cost savings on fuel and superb environmental benefits.”

With flat torque, electric vehicles are ideal for off-road applications. The VANISH is capable of 50 miles on a single charge and a top speed of 25mph. It comes with multi-speed forward and reverse speed transmission, can tow up to 682kg (1,500lbs) and carry two people plus a 227kg (500lb) payload. It costs from 3p per mile to run in electricity, depending on drive conditions, a fraction of the fuel costs for a diesel-powered UTV.

Designed for marshland and bog conditions, the VANISH has a sealed battery pack and drive train, which keeps on working even when the vehicle is fully submersed in water.

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