Enviro showcases its E35 battery-electric panel van

As part of Transport Month Enviro Automotive the Chinese automaker has added the EC35 to its already extensive range of delivery bakkies and panel vans.

“We are very excited about industry feedback. The biggest drawcard for transport operators is the massive savings on running costs,” says Gideon Wolvaardt, managing director of Enviro Automotive.

“Two of our Gauteng dealers, EnviroWheels and EV Solar Solutions, are showcasing our products at industry shows and exhibitions, and they can’t keep up with demonstrations and test drives.”

The EC35 is very popular in the last-mile delivery industry in markets where the DFSK brand is represented. It is known for creating huge savings in energy and transportation costs and for its practicality and manoeuvrability in tight parking spots and load bay areas.

The practical load compartment of the two-seater EC35 is accessible via sliding doors on both sides of the panel van and the tailgate, making loading and offloading easy. It offers a payload of 1 015kg and a large loading space of 4.8m³. The cargo area’s dimensions are 2 530mm (L) x 1 440mm (W) x 1 270mm (H).

The EC35 is equipped with a single synchronous electric motor that produces 60kW and 200Nm. It features a 38.7kWh lithium iron phosphate battery. Charging the battery will cost as little as R56.50 and yield a travel distance of up to 270km, depending on load and traffic conditions. With a fast charger, the battery could be charged from zero to 80% in less than an hour.

The EC35 features ABS (anti-lock braking system) and electric power steering (EPS). It boasts a selection of modern-day driver comforts, including air conditioning, a reverse camera, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen infotainment system.

It is backed by DFSK’s three-year/60 000km manufacturer warranty and service plan. The traction battery has a five-year/120 000km warranty. Minimal maintenance is required, and services are scheduled every 12 months or 20 000km.

“With a 25 cents per kilometre operating cost and low service and maintenance bills, our EC35 offers a great opportunity for local transport operators in the last-mile delivery market to address modern-day mobility needs,” says Wolvaardt.

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