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About BD Auto


Who we are

DSC_1002BD Auto has been active in the conversion of Light Commercial Vehicles from diesel to electric since the late 1990’s. Based on the latest technological platform of its powertrain, the group has to date converted approximately 500 vehicles, mainly based on donor vehicles from Fiat and Renault.

BD Auto is part of BD Otomotiv A.S., a company that focuses on the “Electrification of Transportation” in its home market Turkey and several other metropolitan areas in Europe. BD Otomotiv is active in the distribution, production and charging of electric vehicles. BD Otomotiv’s business model is to offer various e-mobility solutions for both corporate and individual needs.

 

Our philosophy

BD Auto believes that the currently evolving global trends, among which urbanisation, social-demographic shifts and climate change, will have a great impact on the way the transportation systems in urbanised areas are operated. Mobility has great value to cities and the people living it them. In order for mobility to remain possible at the same levels of comfort without the negative impacts of the current oil-based solutions, sustainable alternatives need to be integrated into our systems. From this perspective BD Auto is offering 100% electric Light Commercial Vehicles to its customers.

BD Auto believes electric vehicle solutions need to offer high levels of comfort, safety, reliability at competitive cost levels. All our vehicles are developed with these basic principles in mind.

Our approach

In order to offer the best possible electric vehicle solutions, we chose to based our vehicles on existing Light Commercial Vehicles from large OEM’s. These vehicles are then converted to 100% electric vehicles by removing the combustion engine, gearbox, fueltank and related items, and replacing these with a fully electric drivetrain. In order to achieve the highest levels of quality, we use top of the line electric vehicle components from well-reputed suppliers. To underline this quality, all our vehicle come with a 5-year or 150.000 km warranty on the electric drivetrain. To assure the safety of our products, the entire BD Auto vehicle line-up is certified by a European Type Approval.

By chosing this solution, we are able to provide you with a best in class vehicle that combines the benefits of a well known base vehicle with a state-of-the-art electric drivetrain.

Drive electric


BenefitsAre you wondering why you should want to drive electric? Let us share our vision on some of the convincing reasons for incorporating electric vehicles into your fleet now. While electric vehicles might not yet be a silver bullet solution for your entire fleet, it will certainly prove to be a feasible and attractive for a large part of it. We work with a list of high-profile customers who are satisfied with our solutions and are reaping the benefits of electric transportation.

 

 

 Total Cost of Ownership

BD Auto vehicles are designed and built to deliver the highest levels of performance at a competitive cost level. We work hard to keep the sales price of our vehicles as low as we possibly can, while still using the highest quality components. In many countries, regions or cities, investments into electric vehicles are supported by attractive financial incentives. These incentives, both subsidies and fiscal measures, reduce your investment even further. Combined with radically lower ‘refuelling costs’ and lower costs for service and maintenance, the Total Cost of Ownership is often at least equal or lower than for a comparable traditional vehicle. Your business case strongly depends on your local situation and how the vehicles will be operated. Our sales representatives will therefore be very happy to determine the best possible business case for your organisation.

 

 Commercial benefits

Customers are increasingly interested in working with suppliers that can deliver the most sustainable solution. Sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’ since it is showing up as a requirement in public tendering procedures ever more often. Using electric vehicles clearly underlines your dedication to operating your business as sustainably as possibly. They can therefore help you generate new business in addition to the already appealing Total Cost of Ownership.

 

 Performance and reliability

BD Auto electric vehicles are designed to deliver the highest levels of performance and reliability in an urbanised environment. They provide great driving pleasure through fast and smooth acceleration, with low maintenance requirements. Electric vehicle by nature have much less moving parts than a conventional engine. This leads to a lower risk of breakdowns Combined with the fact that we use high quality components on all our vehicles leads to great reliability of your fleet.

 

 Business continuity

Being able to provide uninterrupted service is an important issue for your organisation. Our vehicles provide high levels of reliability to support that. Some things however are beyond the control of your organisation. Air quality is a topic that is high on the agenda of many city administrations. There are plenty of examples where local measures are being taken on a permanent or temporary basis to manage air quality in and around large cities. Low, or zero-emissions zones are being erected in cities and temporary peaks in smog are countered by drastically reducing the number of vehicles allowed onto the streets. Electric vehicles are almost always exempted from these kinds of measures because they have zero tailpipe emissions. Our vehicles will therefore help you guarantee uninterrupted service to your customers.

 

 Driver pleasure

BD Auto vehicles are a pleasure to drive for you and you’re the people working in your organisation. They offer great drivability, smooth acceleration, no noise, no emissions and an automatic gearbox. We are sure your drivers will appreciate driving our electric vehicles and the benefits for their healthy, comfort and well being.

 

   Zero emissions

The best way to reduce carbon emissions is to utilize the ever cleaner, greener, more renewable electric grid to power transportation. Although the CO2 emissions from our electric vehicle do depend on the energy mix provided by your energy supplier, only grid-rechargeable cars can attain the end goal of zero-emissions and ensure fuel price stability. The goal of true zero-emission driving can only be achieved with electricity. True well-to-wheels zero emission driving can only be achieved near-term with renewably generated electricity, like solar, wind, and hydro. Such energy can be generated on-site with your organisation, but it is also readily available from many energy providers.

eDucato cargo

The BD Auto eDucato cargo combines the practicality of a large cargo van with our full electric driveline with a proven range of 200 kilometers.

The eDucato is available in 7 volume options, ranging from 8 to 17 m3 (4 lengths and 3 heights). The width between the wheel arches is large enough for easy loading of a Euro pallet.

 

Payload volume 13 –15 –17 m3
Payload weight 821 – 1267 kg
Motor 140 kW / 191 PS asynchronous
Battery 62 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 90 km / h | 55 mph
Range 200 km | 125 miles
Charging:  
            220VAC / 16A (3.5 kW) 16 hrs
            220VAC / 32A (7 kW) 8 hrs
            380VAC / 32A (22 kW)
7 hrs

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eDucato passenger

The BD Auto eDucato passenger combines the comfort of a large passenger van with our full electric driveline with a proven range of around 200 kilometers. The eDucato comes with up to 12 seats and a standard slides door for maximum accessibility for your passengers.

The BD Auto eDucato passenger van is available in different sizes to meet your requirements.

 

Seats 12
Payload weight 901 kg
Motor 140 kW / 191 PS asynchronous
Battery 62 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 90 km / h | 55 mph
Range 200 km | 125 miles
Charging:  
            220VAC / 16A (3,5 kW) 16 hrs
            220VAC / 32A (7 kW) 8 hrs
            380VAC / 32A (22 kW) 7 hrs

 

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eDucato chassis

The BD Auto eDucato chassis allows you to create your own customised conversion combined with our full electric driveline with a proven range of 200 kilometres.

Whether you require a box-van, a pick-up or any other customised solution, the eDucato chassis makes it possible for you. Even highly energy efficient cooling vans can be combined with our electric driveline.

 

Payload volume depends on conversion
Payload weight 1225/1975 kg , 1215/1965 kg
Motor 140 kW / 191 PS asynchronous
Battery 62 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 90 km / h | 55 mph
Range 200 km | 125 miles 
Charging:  
            220VAC / 16A (3.5 kW) 16 hrs
             220VAC / 32A (7 kW) 8 hrs
             380VAC / 32A (22 kW) 7 hrs

 

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eTraffic cargo

The BD Auto eTrafic cargo van combines practicality with our 100% electric drivetrain offering a proven range of 160 kilometres.

The eTrafic is available in long and short wheelbases, in panel versions ranging from 5m³ to 8.36m³ load volume and two roof heights.

 

Payload volume 5,9 m3
Payload weight 790 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 53 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 90 km / h
Range 160 km
Charging:  
            380V / 32A 8 hours
            380V / 63A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 45 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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eTraffic passenger

The BD Auto eTrafic passenger van combines flexibility with our 100% electric drivetrain offering a proven range of 160 kilometres.

The eTrafic is available in eight or nine seat versions and a choice of two wheelbases making the Renault Trafic Minibus a large and adaptable vehicle. The LWB version, as well as carrying up to 9 people has a loading area of up to 3.4 m3 and with the bench seat folded it offers excellent versatility with numerous storage options.

 

Seats 8 – 9
Payload weight 678 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 53 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 90 km / h
Range 160 km
Charging:  
            380V / 32A 8 hours
            380V / 63A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 45 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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eDoblo cargo

The BD Auto eDoblo cargo offers a conveniently large commercial vehicle with a full electric driveline that offers a proven range of around 100 kilometres.

Available in different lengths and heights, the eDoblo provides you with a range of solutions from 3,4 to 5,4 m3. The sliding door and the rear tailgate of swing doors offer easy access to the largest cargo area in its class.

 

Payload volume 3,4 – 5,4 m3
Payload weight 407 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 25 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 100 km / h
Range 100 km
Charging:  
            230V / 16A 8 hours
            380V / 32A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 30 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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eDoblo passenger

The BD Auto eDoblo combi offers a great solution for transporting both goods and passengers combined with a full electric driveline with a proven range of around 100 kilometres.

The eDoblo is available in a wide range of versions with up to 5 seats. The sliding door provides easy access for goods and passengers.

 

Seats 5
Payload weight 249 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 25 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 100 km / h
Range 100 km
Charging:  
            230V / 16A 8 hours
            380V / 32A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 30 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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eKangoo cargo

The BD Auto eKangoo van is a practical, comfortable commercial vehicle with a proven range of 100 kilometres. A versatile van, the eKangoo meets all your business and professional needs while providing the highest levels of sustainability.

 

Payload volume 3 m3
Payload weight 378 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 20 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 100 km / h
Range 200 km
Charging:  
            230V / 16A 8 hours
            380V / 32A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 30 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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eKangoo passenger

The BD Auto eKangoo passenger van is a highly flexible vehicle with a 100% electric driveline offering a proven range of 100 kilometres.

Whether you need to transport people of cargo, the eKangoo offers you maximum flexibility with its folding seats and practical loading space.

Seats 5
Payload weight 414 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 20 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 100 km / h
Range 100 km
Charging:  
            220V / 16A 8 hours
            380V / 32A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 30 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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eFiorino combi

The BD Auto eFiorino offers the space of a commercial vehicle with the size of a small hatchback and a full electric driveline with a proven range of around 100 kilometres.

The versatile eFiorino allows for easy access to its loading area through the sliding door. The rear seats can be folded down to create a large loading area of 2.5 m3.

Seats 4
Payload space 2,5 m3
Payload weight 225 kg
Motor 60 kW / 82 PS asynchronous
Battery 20 kWh (lithium ion)
Top speed 100 km / h
Range 100 km
Charging:  
            230V / 16A 8 hours
            380V / 32A 4 hours
            CHAdeMO: 650V / 120A 30 mins (20 to 80%)

 

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Our vehicles


Vehicle Brochure

Our 100% electric vehicles serve a wide variety of applications for transporting both cargo and passengers. All our vehicles are built to meet the highest standards in quality, safety and reliability. This underlined by our factory warranty and EU type approval certification.

 Vehicle warranty: similar to base vehicle warranty
 Drivetrain warranty: 5 years or 150.000 kilometers
 Type approval: EU type approval certification on all vehicles

Based on our extensive experience with building electric vehicles for very specific applications. We therefore invite you to contact us in case you are interested in a company-specific solution.

 

Our customers


BD Auto is proud to serve a wide range of satisfied customers to which it has already supplied over 500 vehicles. These vehicles combined have travelled over 10.000.000 kilometers under all possible circumstances and have thus undergone severe testing in practice.

Below are some examples of customers who are using our vehicles in their operations:

 

tnt_3The first light commercial electric vehicle in Turkey was delivered to TNT Express by BD Otomotiv in August 2011. TNT Express uses eKangoo and eTrafic vans in its daily delivery operations. Following the trial period, TNT increased the number of BD Auto EV’s in its fleet. Currently EVs are serving the TNT Express customers without causing any pollution and noise.
“Our vehicles are every day on the roads in rush city traffic. Environment friendly applications and more efficiency in operations are important topics for us. After the trials with 2 electric vehicles during 12 months, total saving per month was calculated as €1,700. It is a significant amount for a fleet. Due to its zero emission technology, the reduction of CO2 emission per vehicle is approximately 2,5 tons. Using renewable energy for these vehicles either makes our fleet environment friendly or gives us opportunity to make significant saving on fuel consumption. Currently, we have 10 electric vehicles and we will expand our electric vehicle fleet which will have a positive impact both for the company and the environment.” Turgut Yıldız, Managing Director 
aras_4Aras Kargo is one of the biggest courier companies in Turkey. Aras leases eKangoo, eTrafic and eDucato vehicles from BD Auto. The company decided to extend it electric vehicle fleet after successful completion of an initial trial with two vehicles. The Aras vehicles are equipped with dual charging options, significantly reducing the charging duration in case of higher range requirements in its daily operation.
“60% of the greenhouse gas is produced by the logistics industry all over the world. We started utilizing electric vehicles, which is the most environmental friendly alternative to the traditional combustion engined vehicles in order to reduce the carbon foot print of our industry. We’re partnering with BD Otomotiv which focuses on energy efficiency. Now several electric vehicles in Istanbul are operational. We are proud of being the first Turkish courier company using electric vehicles in this industry.” Evrim Aras, CEO 
surat_2“Because of the value we place on nature, we began to use the environment friendly electric vehicles as an alternative to the existing combustion engined vehicles. We are the first cargo company introduced our sector with the concept of environmentalism. About 3 years ago, although it is more expensive, we began to use biodegradable bags and for a long time, we have been working on reducing the environmental pollution and carbon emissions. As a result of this, we have started to use electric vehicles. This is gratifying for us to be among the pioneers of this subject.” Halis Sağırlı, General Manager 
migros_3With the motto “we are nature conscious, we use electric vehicles” Migros began to use eKangoo to serve its online customers. With the initial 4 vehicles Migros’ fleet will save an estimated 8000 liters of fuel and reduce its CO2 emmissions with 18,5 tons annually.

 

 

 

 

 

ptt_1State Post Office of Turkey (PTT) is using eKangoo Vans in Istanbul. One of them is operational for daily post and document delivery at Büyükada, the biggest island of the Princess Islands where traditional fuel based vehicles’ entry is forbidden. A second electric vehicle is in use at the European side of Istanbul.
“Our vehicles are used at the post delivery services with a daily range of 50-60 km. Electric vehicles are suitable for our operations since they have a longer range than that. Compared to the combustion engined vehicles the main advantage of electric vehicle is clutchless driving.” İbrahim Acar, Delivery Center Manager 
eurest_1Sofra Grup is a member of international food and service company called Compass Group. Sofra uses eTrafic Cargo for its daily foodservice operation. This vehicle has a DC fast charging option which is capable of charging 80% of the battery within 45 minutes. The eTrafic has a range of 190 km on a single charge. Sofra uses the fast charging unit at the BD Otomotiv showroom to address the different service needs. 

 

 

 

kuehne-1Kühne Nagel, one of the world’s biggest logistics and transport companies, uses an eKangoo Passenger from BD Otomotiv. Since 2010, the vehicle is used by the sales team in different daily operations. 

 

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Here you can download the latest information about the BD Auto electric vehicle solutions, as well as detailed specifications per vehicle type. Please contact us in case you require any information not available here.

 

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