In 2018, Ukrainian company “Bogdan” presented the first prototype of an electric truck Benke ERCV27. The three-axle chassis with low entry is intended for use as a garbage truck. It is fully created in Ukraine under a contract between Benke Electromobil and Bogdan Motors.
The design of the Benke eRCV27 is specially adapted to the requirements of European cities. The machine uses bus technologies — it has a frame structure. The wheel configuration is 6×2, the gross weight is 27,000 kg. The length of the truck — 7770 mm, height — 2980 mm. The chassis is equipped with an air suspension.
The powerplant is a pair of ZF electric motors, which are built into the wheels of the middle axle and are powered by lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) rechargeable batteries. The mileage is 220 km, and it takes only 30 minutes to charge the batteries by 70%. The truck can reach 80 kph. Basic equipment includes air conditioning and video surveillance system.
Until the end of 2018, “Bogdan Motors” is going to release 15 electric trucks for Benke Electromotive. In the future, the output should increase to 200 units per year. The cost of one truck is 400 thousand euros.