Classic models like the Land Rover Defender, Ford Bronco, Chevrolet K5 Blazer are trendy now, as well as electric cars. A Californian company united both trends in one vehicle: they’ve made a fully electric Ford Bronco.
Zero Labs Automotive, a startup from California, remade the original Ford Bronco adding an electric drive. The product is positioned as the world’s first all-electric Bronco and the first-ever classic premium electric vehicle.
The model got a carbon fiber body. They offer a wide range of customized options, including decorative walnut or bamboo panels, premium leather or vegan fabric, a retro-style dashboard and more than 1,000 newly created parts.
A 70KWh lithium-ion hides under the hood. It feeds a 360-hp DC electric motor. The unit works in combination with a 5-speed manual gearbox (transfers power to the drive wheels) and a part-time all-wheel drive with the Atlas 2 transfer case. The driving range is 190 miles (306km).
Currie differentials on both axles, Fox adjustable spring suspension and Brembo six-piston brakes enhance Bronco’s off-road capabilities. The electric Ford Bronco has electronic control systems with CAN data bus and smartphone connection.
Zero Labs plans to provide owners with replacing the battery, reconfiguring the viscous coupling control unit, upgrading control systems and other updates.
Initially just 150 vehicles will be available for sale. Customers can make online reservations. The price is not still announced. Presumably it’ll be around $200,000-300,000.