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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/19/zero-labs-ford-bronco-ev-restomod/
Electric Ford Bronco from Zero Labs enters the restomod fray
It has a 190-mile range and is built on a restored Bronco chassis
Apr 19th 2019  Zac Palmer

[images  / Zero Labs
http://s.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images/slides/756/463/2/S7564632/slug/l/electric-ford-bronco-by-zero-labs-2.jpg

http://s.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images/slides/756/462/6/S7564626/slug/l/electric-ford-bronco-by-zero-labs-1.jpg
Electric Ford Bronco by Zero Labs  Zero Labs plans to build electric
original Ford Bronco

http://s.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images/slides/756/464/2/S7564642/slug/l/electric-ford-bronco-by-zero-labs-1.jpg
]

Excitement over a new Ford Bronco from Ford has been feverish for awhile
now, and that has only encouraged people to make original Broncos new again.
There are a number of these projects out there, but today we get to tell you
about one that is rather unique. Let us introduce you to the Ford Bronco
made by Zero Labs. It's not like all the others, because it happens to be
electric.

You could deduce such a fact just by looking at the front end's lack of a
grille, but the rest of the truck looks a whole lot like a normal first
generation two-door Bronco. Zero Labs bills itself as a company that is
going to produce electric versions of classic cars, but this is the first
vehicle it has plans to make. The company is based out of Southern
California and was founded in 2015.

A ton of the details vary substantially compared to what the original Bronco
looked like, but we'd say it's easily recognizable. Zero Labs even managed
to use the "Ford" and "Bronco" logos on the vehicle. If you're a fan of the
original Bronco but still dig electric cars, it's almost impossible to go
wrong with this design. We love it, and we imagine many others will, too.

As for the technical side of things, Zero Labs says it starts with an
original Bronco chassis, then restores it and rebuilds from there. In place
of a gasoline burning engine, Zero Labs has fitted a 70-kWh lithium-ion
battery pack hooked up to a BorgWarner permanent magnet electric motor — no
source was provided for the battery pack as of now. Some key specs were
provided. It has a 190-mile range and makes 369 horsepower. It's capable of
Level 2 charging, but no time estimates are available.

Zero Labs says it's capable of "part time/full four-wheel drive." They use
Currie front and rear differentials, an Atlas two-speed transfer case and a
five-speed manual transmission to send the power to the ground. You don't
see manual transmissions in electric cars often, but you can do it,
especially with conversions. Zero Labs decided to fit an adjustable Fox
coilover suspension to help you out when off-roading, too. It has a modern
braking system now with six-piston Brembos up front. We'll assume that's
necessary to slow down the Bronco with a heavy battery pack in it.

The materials used throughout the vehicle are all pretty astonishing. Body
panels were redesigned and many are now made out of carbon fiber. Walnut and
bamboo panels grace the interior of the Bronco, along with both leather and
"vegan" interior material options. Zero Labs does a lot of the interior work
by hand. We're pretty blown away by the incredible combination of modernity
and classic touches on the interior.

You're probably wondering how much something like this costs, but Zero Labs
does not have a price yet for its Ford Bronco electric restomod. You can
place a reservation for free, though. Another pivotal bit of information we
don't have is a delivery or on-sale date. However, Zero Labs says it has
plans to make 150 "first edition" vehicles like the one you see here. There
are some videos that are a bit spacey on the company's website you can check
out here [
https://www.zerolabs.com/media
], if you want to see the electric Bronco in motion.
[© autoblog.com]


https://electrek.co/2019/04/19/zero-labs-electric-bronco/
Zero Labs introduces its Electric Classic Ford Bronco, now available for
reservations
Apr. 19th 2019  Zero Labs Automotive has debuted its Electric Classic Ford
Bronco, a restored ... The all-electric vehicle features carbon fiber body
panels and more than 1,000 ...
https://i0.wp.com/electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/zerohero-10.jpeg


+ (vw pr)
https://www.thedrive.com/news/27449/vw-tarok-pickup-truck-headed-to-nyc-to-gauge-buyer-interest-ahead-of-possible-production
VW Tarok Pickup Truck Heads to NYC to Gauge Buyer Interest Ahead of Possible
Production
April 15, 2019  The futuristic-looking midsize pickup truck ... at the 2019
New York International Auto Show ... VW isn't ruling out eventually bringing
a truck back to the States ...
http://api.thedrive.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190415-Volkswagen-Tarok-Hero.jpg




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 Does anyone know what it means if Zilla cuts out every 5 seconds, have to re-throttle and it'll go for another 5 seconds. The Main contactor is closed, the main contactor light on the zilla is lit, and the Precharge light on the zilla goes on and off at 5 seconds.
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Zilla cutting out help

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On Wed Apr 24 08:00:21 PDT 2019 [hidden email] said:
>Does anyone know what it means if Zilla cuts out every 5 seconds, have to re-throttle and it'll go for another 5 seconds. The Main contactor is closed, the main contactor light on the zilla is lit, and the Precharge light on the zilla goes on and off at 5 seconds.

Have you checked for what error code the Zilla may be reporting?
Just hook a computer to the serial port and read it.
Have you tried checking for voltage drop across the main contactor?


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Re: Zilla cutting out help

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 Well, it stopped doing that in the morning. Must have been something to do with the rain.
Thanks,
Chris

    On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:30:33 AM CDT, John Lussmyer via EV <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
 On Wed Apr 24 08:00:21 PDT 2019 [hidden email] said:
>Does anyone know what it means if Zilla cuts out every 5 seconds, have to re-throttle and it'll go for another 5 seconds. The Main contactor is closed, the main contactor light on the zilla is lit, and the Precharge light on the zilla goes on and off at 5 seconds.

Have you checked for what error code the Zilla may be reporting?
Just hook a computer to the serial port and read it.
Have you tried checking for voltage drop across the main contactor?


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