Our current project in the works is a 2007 Proton Jumbuck Utility Vehicle that we are converting using the drivetrain from a Nissan eNV200 Van.
Being the big brother to the Nissan Leaf, we are expecting similar performance as a Nissan Leaf out of the ute once completed, and it will retain all factory features such as Air Conditioning, and DC Fast Charging via the ChaDeMo port.
With 24kWh of battery size, and the 80kW EM57 Permanent Magnet Motor, we are expectant that we should be getting around 150-180km off the vehicle once completed.
Once completed, we hope to be able to offer both EV conversion kits for Proton Jumbucks, as well as GVM Upgrade kits by utilising a whole new full rear chassis section to be installed under the tray.
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Please note, the below people do not endorse anything on this site, they are just people that inspired me to found Harden Electric Vehicles.
Dave Budge & Marteen Burger
For their inspiration and positive attitude towards converting cars to electric in Australia, they have been an inspiration to me and I have found Dave to be a wealth of technical knowledge and great to have a yarn to about the electric future.
They own and operate Jaunt EV in Williamstown, Australia and if you haven’t seen them, please, go and check them out!
I first came across Don when reading about his conversion, a 1973 LandRover Series III, FFR Lightweight
Don has done an incredible job at building his EV and runs the Electric Landrover and 4×4 EV Conversion Group over on Facebook, which is a great community to join and learn about converting your vehicles to EV
Zack from JerryRigEverything
One day whilst browsing the YouTube, I came across this bloke in the USA, Zack, who was building a Hummer, yes, an Ex-Military HMMWV into an EV.
I thought to myself “I have to watch this”
Zack’s build style is well thought out, his videos are well laid out (unlike mine) and his method of delivery is educational, even if you don’t think it is.
Whilst I can’t claim to know or have talked to Zack personally, I can say that his channel is well worth a check out, as he is 100% the type of guy that could sit down and have a beer with you, and you’ll come away wiser for the experience.
About Harden Electric Vehicles
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Growing up in a small country town I was exposed to all manner of vehicles, from Cars to Utes to Tractors.
Joining the Fire Service at 16 as a Junior Volunteer I learned a lot about driving, especially once I got my licence at 17 or 18, including one time when I bent a Fire Truck and our Captain, Harman, has never forgiven me for it, it’s been 14 Years
I worked and studied IT at the Bega Valley Shire Council for a few years, until joining the Army at 19
I served for over a Decade in the Australian Army as a Driver in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport driving all manner of vehicles such as Landrovers, Unimogs, Mack’s, G-Wagens, and MAN Heavy Vehicles.
Working closely with friends I made in the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, I grew to have an appreciation for all things mechanical
In 2020 I founded Harden Electric Vehicles, with a vision to create awesome kits, and repair the new wave of vehicles that are soon to be hitting Australian roads.
So join me, in this new scary future…