KANZACC CO., LTD. Sitting Indoor Vehicle Prototype Completed
- Equipped with non-contact charging system -

October 19, 2015

KANZACC Co., Ltd.

KANZACC CO., LTD. (Head office: Osaka, President: Hisakazu Ishibashi), a member company of the Furukawa Electric Group, is developing BPHOENIX evon—a new sitting indoor vehicle—and has announced that it has completed a prototype unit. KANZACC plans to develop BPHOENIX evon for use in transporting personnel in factories and event venues, and for carrying light loads in the future.

Background

Vehicles are used for transporting people or loads in a variety of situations, such as at medical/caregiving sites and factories. There are a wide variety of needs for these vehicles, requiring greater operability, convenience, and design.

"BPHOENIX evon" Features

  1. Non-contact charging system makes it easy to charge the vehicle. BPHOENIX evon even supports plug-in charging, so it can be charged no matter where it is used. KANZACC plated aluminum litz wire is used in the vehicle's charging coil.
  2. BPHOENIX evon's stylish design allows men and women of all ages to use it without difficulty.
  3. The charging stand can be easily carried around, so the vehicle can be charged anywhere—not only in designated spaces.

BPHOENIX evon

Main specifications

Vehicle Type Body type Sit-down model
Drive system Rear-wheel drive
Model name Type II
Dimensions/Weight/Capacity Total (L) x Total (W) x Total (H) mm 1,400 x 620 x 920
Wheelbase mm 950
Tread mm 520
Minimum ground clearance mm 35
Floor height mm 160
Riding capacity People 1
Vehicle weight kg 65
Motor/Battery Motor output W 270
Battery V 12x2
Performance Maximum speed km/h 6
Continuous running distance km 12
Minimum turning radius (front wheels) mm 1,800
Charging time h 8 to 10
Hauling weight kg 50

About KANZACC CO., LTD.

Established: January 1920
Capital: 720,755,000 yen
President: Hisakazu Ishibashi
Head office: 2-1-9 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka
Main products: Electric wires/cables, plated processed goods, metallic pipes/corrugate
Ratio of stock held by Furukawa Electric: 99.9% (as of March 2015)

About Furukawa Electric Group

Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) Group started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then Furukawa Electric has become pioneers in the latest technologies by addressing diverse technological issues. Furukawa Electric has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles, and construction, with the three types of materials it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics, and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas. Furukawa Electric reported consolidated revenues of JPY 867.8 billion (approximately USD 8.2B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.