Stuff You Want: Der Ziesel Electric Mini-tank

Der Ziesel electric mini tank is the silent-running, go-anywhere, rechargeable ATV you'll want at your cabin or campsite when the gas wells run dry.

Der Ziesel Tank Chair
Der Ziesel electric mini tank is the silent-running, go-anywhere, rechargeable ATV you’ll want at your cabin or campsite when the gas wells run dry. That’s obvious by looking at it- what wasn’t obvious when we first encountered Der Ziesel back in November, was whether this offspring of a drunken three-way between an electric power chair, an ATV, and an M1 Abrams tank was ever going to get beyond the concept phase. It’s been a few months, though, and you can now (like, right now) head on over to DerZiesel and buy one of the completed Ziesels, or order one built to your own spec.

Speaking of specs, DerZiesel’s web page has a full run-down of the final production specs. Most notable among those, I thought, was the 20+ MPH top speed- that’s sure to be thrilling in a machine that’s as wide-open as the Ziesel. Take a look at the full rundown of tech-y gear head stuff…
SPECIFICATIONS

Drivetrain:
2x PMS electric Disc Motors
Rated power 2x 4,4kW
Peak power 12/14/18 kW
Torque more than 500Nm
Topspeed 30/35 km/h or 18.6/21.7 mph

Battery:
Lithium-Ion Battery
96V nominal Voltage
6,3/7,9/10,8 kWh Capacity
Autonomic heating system for low temperature use
Integrated function-surveillance guarantees highest safety

Controls:
Joystick with intelligent input-analysis
Permanent, redundant securitychecks of complete system
Selfdiagnosis and errorhandling
Preset driving-profiles for different use scenarios

Construction:
Tubuluar steel frame with rollover protection
4-point safety seat belt and body-contoured seat for best traction
Deltatracks for maximum road grip and best stability on every surface
Height: 154 cm
Width: 120 cm
Length: 132 cm

Full weight including battery ca.: 245kg

… then take a look at the photo gallery, below, and let us know if you think the off-road electric DerZiesel tank is worth the asking price of nearly 30,000 USD. I’ll award points to commenters who figure out how much an off-road capable, medical grade electric scooter runs. Enjoy!

der ziesel mini tank front
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der ziesel front
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der ziesel right side
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women riding der ziesel in snow
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riding der ziesel through snow
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riding der ziesel through snow
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riding der ziesel through mud
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parked blue der ziesel
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parked der ziesel from the back
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Written by Jo Borrรกs

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