SMT Scharf

Scharf LEV – Safe Electric Drive for Underground Operation

The internationally operating company SMT Scharf GmbH from Germany is known for its many years of experience in the development and manufacture of specialised logistics and transport solutions. SMT Scharf has now developed a unique battery technology.


Credit/Quelle: SMT Scharf

Credit/Quelle: SMT Scharf
The Scharf LEV (Light Electric Vehicle) is far more than just an electric vehicle – it is a revolutionary solution for specialised areas of application that place the highest demands on safety, robustness and off-road capability. The manufacturer of the LEV, SMT Scharf, is headquartered in Hamm (Germany) and has international subsidiaries in various regions of the world. The company is a globally recognised expert in providing solutions for mining, tunnelling and other demanding industries.

A Solid Basis

The Scharf Light Electric Vehicle can easily drive where other vehicles cannot or are not
allowed to – all-terrain, with 100 % electric drive and economical in operation
Credit/Quelle: SMT Scharf

The Scharf Light Electric Vehicle can easily drive where other vehicles cannot or are not
allowed to – all-terrain, with 100 % electric drive and economical in operation
Credit/Quelle: SMT Scharf
With the new LEV, SMT Scharf has launched an exceptional vehicle onto the market. It is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, which is known for its impressive off-road capabilities. However, the LEV goes one step further by replacing the conventional combustion engine with a powerful electric unit and at the same time offering unique battery technology.

Well-Designed Fire Protection

One of the outstanding features of this vehicle is the safety it offers in hazardous working environments. The individual cells of the battery designed and manufactured by SMT Scharf are surrounded by a dielectric. This means that in the very unlikely event of a defective cell and a resulting fire, the dielectric insulates the fire, absorbs the heat and thus prevents other cells from igniting on the burning cell – a protective function that other electric cars do not currently offer. The LEV is a very robust off-road vehicle with an electric drive developed by SMT Scharf, which is ideally suited for use in tunnels thanks to a carefully thought-out fire protection system
Credit/Quelle: Klostermeier

The LEV is a very robust off-road vehicle with an electric drive developed by SMT Scharf, which is ideally suited for use in tunnels thanks to a carefully thought-out fire protection system
Credit/Quelle: Klostermeier
This innovative safety measure ensures that the vehicle does not burst into flames, thus protecting the driver, passengers, and the immediate surroundings.

Safe Use in Hazardous and Protected Areas

Thanks to these safety features and its emission-free drive, the SMT Scharf LEV can be used in places where conventional vehicles would be problematic due to exhaust fumes, noise or high safety requirements. This makes the LEV the ideal choice for operations in mines, tunnels, quarries and large construction sites, for example, where robustness and off-road capability are essential in addition to high safety requirements.

Economical Electric Vehicle

The LEV is also extremely economical to operate. This significantly reduces operating costs and contributes to the sustainability of the vehicle. All in all, the Scharf LEV is a pioneering electric vehicle that not only protects the environment, but also increases safety and efficiency in demanding working environments. With its focus on large construction sites, tunnels, mines and quarries and its commitment to environmentally friendly energy sources, it is an investment in the future of electric mobility and sustainable work processes in specialised industries.

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