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VOLK EFW 3 Protect

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Armored Electric Transporter
Payload: 3.000 kg (6.600 lbs) | Max. Towing Capacity: 30.000 kg (66.000 lbs)
Service Weight: 5.500 kg (12.100 lbs)

VOLK Armored Electric Transporter EFW 3 Protect

Standard Features

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welded steel construction with solid rear plate (50 mm)


hydraulic power steering with height- and tilt-adjustable steering column and AC power steering pump


front: independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers,
rear: leaf springs


pneumatic tires on heavy-duty industrial wheel rims, front and rear: 7.00 – 12

Service brake

hydraulically assisted double circuit brake system acting on front and rear axle, front: drum brakes, rear: multiple disk brakes

Parking brake

multiple disk brakes (automatically engaged and released)


80 Volt three-phase asynchronous motor on differential axle (20 kW)

Electric system

DC/DC-converter 80/12 Volt for on-board electric system, easily accessible battery connector socket mounted on the outside of the vehicle (laterally behind driver's cabin, recessed, splash-proof and covered by hinged lid, when the battery charger connector is plugged in, the power supply in the vehicle's power circuit is interrupted (immobilising system), battery compartment adequate for 80 V/1.000 Ah traction battery

Motion control

AC inverter (ZAPI AC 3 POWER) with energy recuperation (regenerative brake) and thermal overload protection, electric driving direction switch, inching controls with automatically engaged and released brake on the vehicle's rear side

Driver’s cabin

comfort cabin with two hinged doors, armored according to protection class,
non-reflective safety windshield, slightly tinted, closed rear cabin wall (no rear window), driver's cabin made of tested armoring material, transitions between armor plates and windows are designed according to protection class, outside door hinges with anti-prise safeguard, automatic locking of door locks upon closing of the driver's and passenger's doors, dual wipers, electric heater
(2.000 W), defroster for windshield (500 W), air conditioning (800 W), sun shield, outside mirrors on both sides, windshield wash system, the entire cabin is mounted on hydraulic buffer elements and thus mechanically isolated from the chassis to reduce vibrations and noise

Driver’s seat

air-suspended, ergonomically designed and multi-adjustable comfort seat (type KAB 711) with three-point seat belt and integrated seat heating

Co-driver's seat

ergonomically designed and multi-adjustable comfort seat (type Grammer
MSG 20)

Function control

control switches with symbols, hour meter and charge level indicator with deep discharge protection, speedometer, kilometer/mileage indicator

Lighting equipment

lighting system according to German road traffic regulations: head lights, parking lights, tail lights, stop lights and rear reversing lights at the bottom of the vehicle and at the top on the box/roller shutter body, direction indicators, hazard warning system, clearance lights at the upper body corners

Towing hitch

rear: automatic towing hitch Rockinger 244 D with towing-fork safety catch
front: bolt coupling Rockinger 230

Box/roller shutter body

box body in steel/sandwich construction, clear loading space approx. 2.000 x
1.300 x 1.000 mm, load floor with rubber knob covering, closed front wall, rear
wall, right-hand side wall and roof, robust aluminium roller shutter on the left-
hand side (seen in travel direction), the roller shutter is opened upwards (below the roof) through a spring-assisted shaft and secured by a lock, locking of the shutter on the lower left and lower right by means of a safety locking system (the bolt locks are equipped with locking contacts so that no driving is possible with open roller shutter), the body is screwed on and may be detached for battery removal using four screwable lifting eye-bolts, load floor equipped with four load-securing eyes, one interior light mounted on a face of the box body

Alarm system

two rotating beacon lights (blue) on top of the cabin, alarm lights (tail flashing lights) at the upper rear of the box body


multilayer paint with extra thick color application, unicolored (RAL 1028, 2000 or 9010)


operating and maintenance manual as well as spare parts list in German or alternatively in English language, other languages optionally available at cost

No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors excepted. Subject to change without notice. Some of the displayed vehicles are fitted with optional extras.