Fering Pioneer range-extender 4x4

jack_christie

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£150,000-plus

around 4.8m long and 2m wide

4000 miles of range

The Pioneer has a range extender powertrain with separate Yasa P400 electric motors for the front and rear axles, plus a small on-board changing engine — currently an 800cc Smart turbodiesel but others are under consideration — to replenish its relatively small and light 20kWh battery bank.


 

jack_christie

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Dunno how it will do the range and wouldn't the gortex panels be easily ripped off by bushes?

Truck wheels seems like a smart idea.
 

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By using most of its 1500kg payload to lug fuel around.
Still 4000m / 7000k is a long way.

For example: Ronny Dahl's HiLux can do 1300k on 200l of diesel. About 15l/100k
 

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Still 4000m / 7000k is a long way.

For example: Ronny Dahl's HiLux can do 1300k on 200l of diesel. About 15l/100k
That's not even a literal ton of diesel, if scaled up at the same consumption ...leaving you 5-600kg of payload for other stuff.
 
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