Home Technology The All-Electric Kulan Utility Vehicle – The Tractor Of The Future

The All-Electric Kulan Utility Vehicle – The Tractor Of The Future

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The EV is named Kulan (a type of donkey native to Central Asia) and is being developed by a consortium of more than 16 German companies and research institutes.The car was unveiled at “IAA Commercial Vehicles show 2014” held in Hanover, Germany, from September 25 to October 2.

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Developed after two years of research and development, this prototype is halfway between farm quad and tractor, Kulan is a futuristic vision of a possible evolution of this mode of transportation.

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Kulan is a versatile electric utility vehicle for the fields (and thus silent allowing it to access protected areas). Indeed, despite its 300kg weight, it can support up to a ton of payload.

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It is put in motion by two in-wheel motors, its range can go up to 300km or 6 hours. Its lightweight is achieved through the use of materials such as reinforced polyurethane on the rear cargo area, the research on the materials comes from PolySax, a school specializing in plastic materials.

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As for its clean, functional design, it has been drawn by Felix Götze, Tom Mudra and Hans-Tobias Schicktanz.The team is currently working to bring the KULAN in the light-tractor market so expect to see it roaming around somebody’s farm in Germany soon.