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OwnerWolf Sator
Owner's Other EVs2001 Sator Elf-Cab 1
2012 Elektro-Nutzfahrzeug ELF 5/10-2
2002 Sator Elf-Cab 2
2013 Elf Kabrio TM-12 2013 neu
2013 Sator Elf Pickup
LocationVienna, Wien Austria map
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Vehicle2011 Sator UTV-EL-1015-4
Lightweight Electric 4x4 Utility Vehicle with steelframe and injection molded polystyrene body panels

with optional (tractor type) cabin
Motor GleLec Brushless DC
Sinusoidal Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, watercooled
rated torque 76 Nm at 2000 rpm
maximum torque 150 Nm (1 minute)
max.continous 120 Nm/950 rpm (5 min)
rated power 10 kW
continuous maximum power 15 kW
motor weight 48 kg
DrivetrainBrushless Synchronous motor-driveshafts to front and rear differentials-halfsaxles to independent suspended front and rear wheels
electric switch 2x4 / 4x4 and differential lock
Controller GleLec
rated input voltage 96V
rated input current 104A 0-2000rpm
maximum input current 150A
terminal voltage 70V (8,75V single battery)
weight of controller 10kg, watercooled
Batteries8 Tianneng 6DM-120, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Power Traction Battery
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerElcon 2000W HF/PFC charger model TCCH-96-18
Internal integrated PFC, high full load efficiency (93%), fully sealed (IP46), vibration-proof (SAEJ1378),
Output voltage nominal 96V, max: 130V
Output current max. 18A
HeaterOptional Electric
DC/DC ConverterElcon DC/DC 96/12V
InstrumentationSpeedometer -Odometer -Batterycapacity
-Voltage and Current
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Acceleration8 seconds 0-30 mph
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
at economical average speed of 25 mph
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:4,200 Miles (6,757 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults or variant for 2+2 adults
Curb Weight1,150 Pounds (522 Kilograms)
plus battery 700 lbs (lead)
or 180 lbs (LiFePo)
plus cabin 400 lbs
Conversion Time36 month to adapt Elf System to new Utility Configuration, production of molds and prepare series production
Conversion Cost450.000 US$ to set up series production
I have my ELF posted on the EV-Album since 2001 now and I have received an overwhelming interest of viewers from all over the world. It became evident to me, that there is a big market for an electric vehicle with the performance and overall configuration of the Elf-Cab. But size of the original Aixam vehicle poses a big problem, foot room and low seating position is uncomfortable for anybody above 1,70. Also there should be more room to carry luggage.

Since 2006 I have added a pickup board WebPage to the Elf-cab and this proved to be so practical, that it evolved into the idea to transform the ELF into a utility vehicle with a real truck-bed. And this is the final production version now.

The higher and upright seating position is much more comfortable for big people. And there is also an interesting psychological side effect: since the driver sits above eye-level of the drivers of big limousines, he is more respected and more respect and better visibility translates into more safety in everyday traffic.

The Rigid Glass-Steel Cabin and folding canvas top made by Mauser in Austria is available now.


I have decided to postpone first production run to early 2011. During thoroughly testing the 4kW DC and 6kW AC prototype, a new 10/15kW Sinusoidal Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor motor with very promising power and efficiency figures became available to me and this motor is under evaluation since January 2010 and is used for the newest Prototypes and first pre-production run of 8 vehicles.


First development phase was finished by february 2011. There are 2 prototypes in final testing in Vienna, Austria and 8 pre-series vehicles will arrive in Europe by April 2011. We start taking orders NOW. Contact Wolf Sator at or

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