Battery-electric vehicle designed to handle the aggressive operating environment of underground mines.
160kW output motor
350Nm of torque
2 tonne payload
High resolution digital dashboard display with all vital information in your eyeline.
Increase your up-time and efficiency gains
Purpose built to provide mine sites with a work-ready zero emission vehicle, with a focus on longevity through inherent corrosion protection.
Prepared to handle the most difficult tasks on-site
Galvanised body, sealed chassis, 150km range, charged to 80% within 15 minutes, and supports underground charging.
With a galvanised body and sealed chassis, the Bortana EV is highly corrosion-resistant and capable of handling rough terrain and harsh environments for years to come, which sets it apart from the competition.
The Bortana EV has been purpose built to provide mine sites with a work-ready zero emission vehicle with a focus on longevity through inherent corrosion protection.
The Bortana EV is currently being produced in single cab, with dual cab and people mover options to come in 2023. Boasting an impressive 160kW output motor, 350Nm of torque and 2 tonne payload, the Bortana EV is built on the body and chassis of the all-terrain Agrale Marruá.
Aside from the obvious benefits of reduced exposure to emissions for miners, the Bortana EV also has mainly solid-state system components and even fewer moving parts, which equates to increased up time, efficiency gains and lower maintenance costs.
Additionally, running a Bortana EV underground means spending less time, money and resources on evacuating noxious gases, particulate pollution and heat generated by diesel machinery, ultimately reducing ventilation requirements.
The Bortana EV is fully battery electric which produces zero diesel particle emissions and reduced heat underground. Bortana EV is a battery-electric vehicle designed to handle the aggressive operating environment of underground mines, making it safer for mine sites and its workers.
Designed and developed in Australia by Safescape, the Bortana EV tackles safety and health concerns in mining head on through zero emissions, reduced heat and lower maintenance. Born in Bendigo, the Bortana EV has been designed to significantly reduce the mining industry’s energy usage and vehicle emissions.
The all-terrain Agrale Marruá was selected as the base for the Bortana EV due to its excellent build quality, high payload capacity and inherent corrosion resistance.
The Bortana EV has a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 5,700kg. It has been designed to meet the Australian Design Rules (ADR's) relevant to NB1 and NB2 classification.
Originally designed for military operations, the Marruá was the perfect base to build the Bortana EV; every panel is galvanised and the chassis is fully sealed. Boasting an impressive 160kW output motor, 350Nm of torque and 2 tonne payload, the Bortana EV makes light work of underground duties.
The Bortana EV has two on-board charging options 25kW - 415V (AC) and 25kW - 1000V (AC).
Off-board charging is completed by DC Fast Charging CCS2 at around 80kW.
The Bortana EV’s battery is developed in Australia by 3ME Technology. The smart lithium-ion batteries have been purposely designed for mining. Making them maintenance free, rapid charging and impressive energy density. We believe the batteries are the safest on the market.
1000V AC – 25kW on-board charger.
The Bortana EV is able to use existing mine infrastructure to charge from empty to full in under 2hours. (For underground users).
415V AC – 25kW on-board charger.
The Bortana EV can be charged via the automotive standard Type 2 (Mennekes) plug. (For open-pit/surface users).
Off-board DC – 80kW+ rapid charging.
The Bortana EV also has off-board DC fast charging capability with CCS2.
From the large scale mines of outback Australia to the rich gold mines of central Africa, miners right across the globe trust Safescape's innovative products to keep them safe.
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Our products are used in 24 countries worldwide.
We have helped over 160 mines improve safety.
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Finalist: Austmine Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award, 2021
National Finalist: 59th Australian Export Awards in Minerals, Energy & Related Services, 2021
State Winner: Governor of Victoria Export Awards for Excellence in Minerals, Energy & Related Services, 2021
Winner: Austmine Champion of Innovation - Steve Durkin, 2019
Winner: NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award for Metal, 2019
Finalist: Austmine Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award, 2019
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