Longevity – Low maintenance – Military Grade
The BORTANA EV
The Bortana EV electric light vehicle has been developed to face the heavy-duty challenges of underground mining.
We selected the Agrale Marruá as the base 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 on 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 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.
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If you are interested in knowing more about the Bortana EV please contact one of our Fleet team on [email protected]
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At Safescape, we are very excited to deliver what we hope to be a pathway to wider scale adoption of EV technology in underground mining.
With your support Safescape will continue to strive to make mines safer and better places to work.
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