With 35-inch tyres, the Vanderhall Brawley is a 200-mile electric off-roader

shawn By On 06/07/2021 at 09:48

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With the Brawley, a new electric off-roader from Vanderhall, the company is moving from three to four wheels.


As per Vanderhall's official website, reservations for the Vanderhall Brawley are set to open on July 15, with deliveries scheduled to commence in 2022.

So, what exactly is the Vanderhall Brawley? It's primarily categorized as a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle), which are larger relatives of ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles) featuring side-by-side seating akin to cars. According to Vanderhall, the Brawley is designed to offer car-like amenities, including an enclosed interior equipped with an air filter and climate control. Additionally, Vanderhall plans to include a Bluetooth music system and a heated steering wheel as part of the Brawley's features.

Propelling the Brawley are four independently regulated electric motors, generating a combined output of 404 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.

Off-road capabilities are expected to be a highlight of the Brawley's design. It will come fitted with 35-inch tires (the same size as the standard tires on a 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor), four-wheel steering, and internal-bypass shocks offering 22 inches of suspension travel, according to Vanderhall.

Vanderhall aims to offer battery packs with capacities of 40 and 60 kilowatt-hours for the Brawley, potentially providing a range of up to 200 miles. These packs will utilize nickel cobalt manganese (NMC) pouch cells and will feature a battery-conditioning mechanism to enhance cold-weather performance. The Brawley will also support DC fast-charging, enabling an 80 percent charge in under an hour, as per Vanderhall's claims.

Interestingly, the Vanderhall Navarro, a similar-looking electric off-roader previously teased by the company, appears to have been renamed the Brawley. Vanderhall has mentioned similar specifications for the Navarro, along with a planned debut in 2022.

While Vanderhall has experimented with electric propulsion with models like the Edison 2 three-wheeler, the company's previous vehicles have predominantly utilized internal-combustion engines, including 1.4-liter and 1.5-liter turbo-fours.


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