ROVER – Mini EV
ROVER the cheapest electric car, mini-EV with a powerful no maintenance electric motor and large Lithium Battery, and with air conditioning in Australia ! Cheap in price and to run, but not in performance.
ROVER is a 2+2 seat with stylish interior and good looks, individual front bucket seats and an interior with a splash of simple but superb design, making ROVER a winner.
ROVER from the stable with the cheapest electric car in Australia !
ROVER is a 2+2 seat variant with stylish interior and good looks, air-con and other electric refinements, individual front bucket seats and an interior with a splash of superb design, making ROVER a winner.
Performance from its 60V 2.2 kW motor matched with an 80Ah Lithium battery rated at (ISO) 100 km travel, able to carry 300 kg at 35 kph.
Note : This is a small electric car, a Mini-EV and not a mobility scooter. It is not approved for use on Australian Roads, and cannot be used on the road or footpaths. It is however suitable for use on private property and will find favour on rural properties and private roads as a runabout and in Retirement Villages, Resorts, and the like. No license or registration is required. Beats a golf cart !
Features & Specifications
ROVER is a 2 door, 2+2 seater Mini-EV | Small Electric Car.
It has comfortable bucket seats in the front, and a stylish dash with LCD screen display.
Maintenance is minimal, but do not neglect at least a yearly or 1000 km check over and change the differential oil with 250ml SAE80W-90 Gear Oil.
Steering wheel LHD, easy to use controls, electric central locking doors, electric windows, oscillating fan for cool air, heater / demister, air conditioner, good rear vision mirrors, internal rear view mirror, reversing camera, window wiper and washer, radio function, USB, spacious interior, two comfortable front bucket seats, rear bench seat, front seat belts, seats four people, aluminium rims wheels, large tyres, four disk brakes, four wheel suspension, easy brake and throttle function, parking brakes four wheels, high efficiency low power consumption strong electric motor, large long lasting Lithium battery, two speed differential making steep climbs or heavy driving a breeze.
Manufactured under ISO 9001 standards and attained CCC certifications that meets all worldwide manufacturing requirements and standards for small electric cars | Mini-EV.
Manufacturer: Xili Vehicle Co
Make / Model: ZYX-003
Certification: CCC / ISO 9001
Dimensions: 245 x 142 x 170 cm
Weight: 290 kg
Weight Battery: 37 kg
Weight total: 327 kg
Weight Capacity: 300kg
Maximum speed: 35 km/hr
Maximum range *: Up to 100 km (ISO)
Typical range *: Up to 70 km
Climbing ability: 25 degrees (two speed differential – low gear)
Max Differential gear speeds: High 35 / Low 12 kph
Brakes: Hydraulic Disk all Wheels
Park Brake: Foot
Body: Two door, four seats (2x bucket + bench)
Motor: 2.2 kW
Battery: 60V 80Ah Lithium
Other: Aluminium wheels, reversing camera, heater/demister, air conditioner, good suspension, roof window with powered ventilation, rear opening window, disk brakes, foot park brake.
Certificates for all electric vehicle manufacturing requirements, based on international standards.
* Varies with user weight, terrain type, driving style, battery charge, battery condition, temperature, and tyre / wheel type and condition. Information taken from manufacturers specifications.
ROVER Motor & Battery Combination
ROVER has been upgraded to have a Motor and Lithium Battery combination giving exceptional performance.
ROVER has a 60V DC 2.2 kW Brushless Motor, no maintenance powerful and efficient.
ROVER has a 60V 80Ah Lithium battery.
ROVER‘s Lithium battery is so much better than the standard Lead Acid Battery, in many ways, not limited to but including performance and overall driving cost.
In practice depending on driving style, terrain, load, speed, etc, you will get between 65 – 70 km distance. With the heater or air conditioner going, you will get less distance. Also, remember Lithium batteries have a short end phase in their power supply, so run out quickly.
While driving, when the voltage displayed drops to 57.5V, it is time to recharge the battery. This is when the resting Voltage is about 61.5 Volt.
These batteries are rated at 500-800 charging cycles.
So, say 65 km x 500 cycles = 32,500 km.
The cost to run ROVER is 1.5 cents/km for electricity, and about 11 cents/km for the battery.
Please note, this information is as per this particular type of Lithium battery and is not what you may know or be told about other types of Lithium batteries.
Does a Rover need to be registered?
In Australia you cannot register a Rover.
Do I need to a driver’s license to drive Rover?
You do not need a driver’s license to drive Rover.
Can I drive my Rover on the road?
In Australia you must not drive your Rover on a public road. Only be driven on private property, private roads.
How often should I charge my Rover ?
It is best to charge the battery when it is down to no less than 20% charge (SOC). This is after around 65 km driving, depending on several driving factors. On hard ground only you can drive 70 km, on soft ground, using air con or heating, distance will be less. Charge when two bars disappear on battery gauge.
When the voltage drops to about 57.5 volts while driving on the flat hard ground, it is time to recharge. When the resting Voltage (when you first turn the key on) drops to 61 V it must be charged
When charged, disconnect the charger and use your Rover as soon as possible, the next day or so, to use some of the top charge in the battery, as the special Lithium battery prefers not to be left fully charged for long periods.
When in storage, the Lithium battery should be at approximately 62-63 V, half full, or half empty, and make sure the Rover’s Power / Overload switch is OFF, so there is no chance of accidentally drawing current from the stored battery.
If the battery goes below 49 volts, the BMS (battery management system) will switch off to protect the battery, and the battery will have to be returned to Ronica Trade to try and remedy the situation. There is a 250.00 fee (if successful) to attempt the resurrection, and no guarantees.
What is the average life of a Rover battery?
The Rover’s lithium batteries last around 500+ full cycles. To ensure the battery lasts as long as possible, follow the charging instructions as in the previous question.
Why is a Lithium battery so much better than a Lead-Acid battery?
Firstly, the voltage platform is higher for a Lithium battery, and thus there is more power produced by the motor.
Secondly, the power available (power density) is much greater, making the battery much lighter, and thirdly the power is able to be delivered faster.
Lastly, the ideal temperature for all batteries is 25 C. Temperature limits are, for Lead Acid 0-+35 C, for the Rover’s Lithium battery it is -20-+45 C. Temperatures over 35 C damage and shorten the life of lead acid batteries.
What is the running cost of a Rover?
The electric power cost for the Rover is approximately 1.5 cents/km.
As in all electric mobility devices, it is the cost of the battery that is the expensive part.
The total running cost of a Rover is about 13 cents/km plus any servicing.
Can I use other batteries in my Rover?
You could use another type of battery in the Rover, but the type installed from new is by far the best for the job, as explained in the questions above.
It is recommended to only install the correct battery available from your dealer or directly from Mobility Scooters for Hire Sale Service.
What is the correct way to connect the power to the charger?
Operation Instructions :
Connect outlet plug of the charger to the LEMS.
Connect the inlet plug of the charger to AC power socket, and when or if connected, turn the power switch on.
When the indicator light is RED it is charging (sometimes this maybe flashing at around one second intervals). When GREEN it is fully charged.
Charging time is proportional to the power required to fully charge the battery, and that is what was used since the last charging.
To disconnect the charger, turn off or remove the charger input plug from the AC power supply.
Remove the charger outlet plug from the LEMS.
Do not use outside in the sun, rain or damp
Do not use in dusty conditions
Do not place on inflammable materials
Do not drop
Ensure the correct charger is used for correct battery type and capacity.
Some chargers have different colour light sequences, please check and note when first using.