THE OX TRUCK
The only purpose-designed electric vehicle for emerging markets.
Our unique zero-emissions OX truck is designed to provide affordable transport whilst also supporting the Sustainable Development Goal focused on reducing pollution and CO₂. Specifically designed for emerging markets, the OX truck is more than capable of navigating extreme terrain in poor conditions thanks to simple, effective and durable design.
Effective design isn't complicated.
At OX, we believe in simple but effective design, and the OX truck is no exception. It delivers high-carrying capacity, extreme durability, all-terrain capability, yet has minimal parts, low-cost manufacture and the ability to be shipped flat-pack.
The latest evolution of OX is electric, so we gain the benefits of a battery-electric vehicle; zero tailpipe emissions, ultra-low energy costs, low maintenance costs and being easy to drive.
No need for 4-wheel drive.
Four-wheel-drive systems add weight, complexity and cost to a vehicle. They also reduce ground clearance and increase tyre wear and energy consumption. Through clever and innovative design, the two-wheel-drive OX has most of the attributes of a four-wheel-drive vehicle, but without the compromises or cost.
The balance and ground clearance are more important than the number of driven wheels when covering rough ground. Using a combination of fully independent OXGlide™ suspension, large ground clearance and unique weight distribution, OX delivers excellent off-road capability.
3x more efficient than transporting fully-assembled vehicles.
The OX is the world’s first flat-pack vehicle. The components and sub-assemblies of the OX are tightly arranged within its own frame. The flat-packs are then transferred to a 40ft high-cube container, which can accommodate six OXs.
Beyond the financial and environmental benefits of shipping more vehicles in one container, the flat-pack system means that OX manufacturing centres can be established in market without the need for high-cost equipment. In turn this creates local employment opportunities which enhance the social impact of the OX ecosystem.
Nothing quite compares.
OX is unique in its design; it has been designed specifically for the challenging terrain and conditions of emerging markets. This is something that cannot be said for the other, generally second-hand, vehicles that are currently used in these environments.
For example, comparing against a typical pickup that is commonly used in emerging markets, OX provides three times the capacity, twice the payload and is the only all-terrain electric offering planned for utility purposes.
Whilst the current vehicles do deliver in certain scenarios; it often comes at a great expense or compromise. We see this as an opportunity for OX to thrive and perform without these compromises.
OX has clocked up some miles.
OX is coming into its 5th iteration, with over £3 million invested by GVT to develop 4 working OX trucks; XP1, XP2, XP3 & XP4. The OX team is now working on the development of an electric OX demonstrator, in partnership with Potenza Technology, to deliver a truly ground-breaking vehicle that will be demonstrated at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicles event in 2021.
As the OX is designed to navigate challenging terrains in extreme conditions, putting this to practice has been crucial in the development and refinement processes. To prove our enginering efforts we have put OX through its paces. This has included a full testing programme of rigorous durability and reliability trials at the renowned Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, UK and at the IDIADA Test Facility in Catalonia, Spain. We even sent OX on an exciting journey across India where it could prove its capability in the real world.