Longevity – Low maintenance – Military Grade
The BORTANA EV
Developed to face heavy-duty challenges, the Bortana EV is incredibly resilient and ensures high productivity with excellent operational savings.
We selected the Agrale Marruá as the base vehicle for this project because it is a much heavier duty vehicle than other vehicles available in Australia. The build quality is excellent, it has a high payload capacity and its inherent corrosion resistance is unparalleled.
The batteries and some other BEV specific components are made in Australia by 3ME Technology. The smart lithium-ion batteries have been purpose designed for mining, are maintenance-free, able to support rapid charging and achieve impressive energy density. We believe these batteries are the safest lithium-ion batteries in the market and we will explain why this is our belief and how we have been able to achieve this prior to delivery of the Beta-phase vehicles in 2020.
The prototype Bortana EV will begin testing and underground trials this summer at one of our all-time favourite mines. The Beta-phase for this project will involve delivery of 10-20 vehicles to mining operations across Australia during 2020. These vehicles will be provided under a full-service leasing package at a rate commensurate with the total cost of ownership of a common underground light vehicle. The Bortana EV was developed with support from the METS Ignited Project Fund, an industry led Australian Government initiative.
Get In Touch
If your mine is interested in participating in the Beta-phase trials please contact us. If you are just interested in following the developments you can follow Safescape through your preferred social media channel and we will begin providing regular updates when the Proto-type vehicle goes to work. At Safescape, we are very excited to be working to deliver what we hope to be a gateway drug to wider scale adoption of EV technology in underground mining. We are able to make this investment because of all you beautiful people and your awesome mines using our other innovative products, Laddertube, Multi-Bund and Edge Protector. With your support Safescape will continue to strive to make our mines safer and better places to work.
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