Paxster eCompact Air Electric Utility Vehicle Is Tailored for Eco-Conscious Handymen

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As the world is gearing toward a better, greener future, mobility companies are increasingly focusing on developing smarter and more environmentally-friendly modes of transportation not only for navigating through busy city streets but also for various commercial and industrial applications. 
Norway-based Paxster, for instance, is currently working on a daring utility vehicle with a compact design and impressive functionality. It is called the eCompact Air and is "crafted for those who approach work with a bold and innovative spirit."

This single-seat utility vehicle is not the first product in the Scandinavian company's lineup, but it sets itself apart through a modern open cabin design inspired by ATVs and ample cargo space with an impressive 240 kg (530-pound) payload capacity. Aimed at professionals and handymen who have a dynamic work style, it features a lightweight construction (just 460 kg or around 1,000 lbs) and offers plenty of versatility to make your workday a bit easier.

More importantly, the eCompact Air is a fully-electric vehicle, meaning it is a great choice for businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Apart from zero emissions, it also offers quiet operation, making it ideal for use in various environments, such as parks, campuses, and residential neighborhoods.

Paxster eCompact Air electric utility vehicle
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It is equipped with an energy-efficient 3-phase 48V PMAC motor and boasts a 2x4 RWD with Enhanced Traction system for improved towing and better traction when hauling a particularly heavy load. In terms of performance, it is said to reach a top speed of 37 miles (60 kph) and provide a range of 72 miles (115 km) on a single charge, which means it can complete a full day of work without needing to recharge.

Moreover, the utility machine is particularly handy thanks to its compact dimensions (2365 mm/93 inches in length, 1180 mm/46 inches in width, and 1880 mm/74 inches in height), which allow for easy navigation even in tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas.

In terms of construction, the eCompact Air boasts a powder-coated steel frame with zinc manganese coating, Ackermann steering geometry, and handlebars similar to an ATV. It has front and rear suspension with coil-over shock absorbers, hydraulic disc brakes up front, and hydraulic drum brakes at the rear.

At the rear, the vehicle features a deceptively large cargo bed crafted from powder-coated galvanized steel that boasts stiff sides and a detachable tailgate for easy loading. All the walls of the cargo bed can be removed if you have to carry larger loads. As such it offers incredible versatility, ensuring workers can carry a wide variety of tools and equipment. What's more, the vehicle supports various front and rear attachments, from sweepers and leaf vacuums to sprayers and salters, making it suitable for maintenance tasks as well.

Paxster eCompact Air electric utility vehicle
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A standout feature of the eCompact Air utility vehicle is its large 10kWh LiFePo4 battery that doubles as a big on-site power station. It offers robust energy storage, and besides powering the vehicle, it can also charge your tools and power equipment with optional onboard outlets and a modern Victron converter between 600 – 3000 watts. You can use it to re-juice a variety of tools, from pressure washers to welding machines.

Designed with agility, practicality, and user-friendliness in mind, the vehicle also has an intuitive interface with minimal buttons and switches so that even less experienced workers can operate it with ease. A three-point safety seat belt and advanced collision- and tilt-detection systems ensure safety during operation.

Built in Norway to high standards, Paxster's new offering promises durability, efficiency, and reliability in any condition. The company plans to launch the eCompact Air electric utility vehicle in Q2-2024, with availability limited to European countries.
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