The vehicle is called the Pioneer and it’s built by a British outfit called Fering. Using a range extender configuration and long-range fuel tanks, the truck is targeted at those who wish to traverse remote and challenging terrain with minimal support.
Fering Technologies was born out of a mission to develop a vehicle that could traverse the globe with a lighter impact. A requirement to create an expedition vehicle for the polar regions, that could also cruise efficiently across open desert.
Despite its imposing appearance, the Pioneer is no larger in any direction than a typical delivery van and is actually shorter than a Ford Mondeo Estate. It also weighs the same as a family hatchback.
Power to the axles is provided solely by two electric motors – unusual for an off-road vehicle. But they are perfectly suited to the task, providing instant torque, controllability and reliability. They provide a total of 600Nm of torque; more than a comparable diesel 4×4.
Fering claimis the dry weight of the car is just 3,306 pounds.The Pioneer features one electric motor per axle and a 20 kWh battery.Power figures have not been provided but the truck can deploy up to 442 lb-ft of torque. Lithium Titanate Oxide cells make up the battery pack to further reduce weight, while an 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine acts as an onboard generator, which can reach a claimed 7000km range./fering