Havelaar Canada has unveiled the Bison all-electric pickup truck at the EMC show in Markham, Ontario.
Bison E-Pickup features an all-wheel-drive system with “advanced electronic management of the vehicle dynamics,” Havelaar said in a press release.
Underpinning the Bison is an advanced dual-motor, fully-electric powertrain driving the four corners. Our E-Pickup™ concept utilizes an advanced telemetry and innovative packaging. The Bison is a sophisticated #nextgen pickup truck with instant connectivity, touch screen display and driver assistive technology calibrated to meet both the day-to-day work demands and active lifestyle needs of adventurers.
The first all-electric pickup truck designed and tested in Canada, Havelaar’s Bison is built for tough Canadian weather conditions and challenging terrain.
The Bison E-Pickup is built on a carbon fiber reinforced steel space frame, with class-leading torsional stiffness for enhanced durability and handling, the company said. Its rugged off-road capabilities allow for 54% hill start and 21% hill climb at full load.
Unlike most pick-up trucks, the Bison has an angular cladding. Its wedge profiles, short overhangs, and tires that are pushed to the corners give it a distinctively angular and aggressive look.
The Bison is powered by a dual-motor, fully electric powertrain driving the four corners. It is capable of traveling 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge, according to the company.
The Bison electric pickup also features “instant connectivity, touch screen display, and driver assistive technology calibrated to meet both the day-to-day work demands and active lifestyle needs of adventurers,” the company said.
Havelaar Canada is working on the vehicle through a partnership with the University of Toronto.
Tony Han, CEO of Havelaar Canada, led the launch in 2016 of the University of Toronto Havelaar Electric Vehicle Research Center (UTHEV) together with UTHEV Director Professor Olivier Trescases and Associate Director, Professor Peter Lehn of the University of Toronto Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The cross-disciplinary partnership focuses on transformative powertrain, energy management and autonomous driving technologies to increase electric vehicle efficiency, safety, comfort, and lifetime, and reduce system costs.