All-Electric Military Demo Vehicle
By Mike Osenga20 May 2019
Otokar, the Turkish defense manufacturer, recently introduced its new generation AKREP II armored vehicle family. As part of the launch, incollaboration with AxleTech, Otokar also debuted the first electric version, the AKREP IIe as a demonstration platform. The AKREP II can be equipped with alternative powerplants (electric, diesel and hybrid).
A range of armored tactical vehicles, the AKREP II family allows the integration of various types of armament, weapon stations and alternative powerplants.The AKREP IIe is was launched as a technology demonstrator with an advanced battery pack and an electric motor integrated to the axle.
Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said, “considering the continuously changing combat conditions and threats, and by getting inspired from different requirements of our clients in different parts of the world, we combined our experience with our engineering and R&D capabilities with AxleTech and debuted the newly developed AKREP IIe. AKREP IIe is a significant indication of Otokar’s growing commitment for applying promising technologies to armored vehicles.
AKREP IIe is a technology demonstrator, and is equipped with an electric-based power and propulsion solution that consists of an electric motor, battery pack and smart power control algorithm. Low silhouette, reduced size and weight, increased mobility and swiftness, decreased levels of acoustic and thermal signature are other contributing factors of AKREP IIe’s electric-based power and propulsion solution, especially for conducting stealthy military operations.