EV supplier Bedeo has launched a retrofit range extender which can transform diesel vans into electric hybrids.
The RE-100 Range Extender has around 117km of electric range, making it ideal for companies running refrigerated vans and minibuses and looking to decarbonise, as well as for ‘last mile’ deliveries.
RE-100 consists of two in-wheel motors fitted to the rear axle of the vehicle as well as a battery designed, engineered and manufactured by Bedeo.
These motors are more compact, lighter, efficient and easier to install than an equivalent e-axle and powered by a 37kWh battery.
No suspension modifications are required to the front or rear, which means there is no loss of ground clearance and no loss of load space or height.
Its existing diesel mode can be used when needed for longer trips, switching to electric when entering a low-emission zone and densely populated areas to eliminate emissions and accelerate decarbonisation.
Farnham-based Bedeo can fit Reborn Electric solutions to a wide variety of large vans including the Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Jumper, the Fiat Ducato and Vauxhall Movano.
According to Osman Boyner, Bedeo Founder and CEO, the concept of Reborn Electric can help businesses caught between the twin goals of cost and sustainability.
He said, “With the RE-100 we have created a new category of hybrid that not only meets the needs of the market but also accelerates transport decarbonisation.
“Bedeo has leveraged this advanced in-wheel motor technology to develop the next generation of retrofit vehicles, unlimited by the constraints of a standard e-axle.”