ARI 458 Electric Transport Vehicle

What Body Should Your Electric Transport Vehicle Have?

Pickup starting at 11.700 EUR (plus VAT)

Box starting at 12.100 EUR (plus VAT)

Tipper starting at 14.100 EUR (plus VAT)

Pickup + tarpaulin starting at 14.460 EUR plus VAT

Electric Transport Vehicle With Road Approval

Currently the smallest electric transport vehicle with European road approval, it was designed for service on the “last mile” in city centres, parks, green spaces as well as factories, stations and airports.

Space For A Euro-Pallet

The adaptable loading bed of the ARI Motors utility vehicles can be customized according to your wishes: as box, tipper, pickup or with a tarpaulin structure. Thereby, a load capacity of 530 kg and a load volume of up to 2,5 m³ is available.

Range Up To 495 Km (307 Mi.)

With the standard lead gel battery the range is up to 120 km (75 mi.), while with the optionally available LiFePO4 battery the vehicle can drive up to 495 km (307 mi.). Also available are solar cells for the box truck that extend the range as far as 525 km (326 mi.).

The Smart And Low-Priced Electric Transport Vehicle

Batteries Always Included

The standard SLA-120 battery of the ARI electric transport vehicle is included in the price and will not be charged separately or by a monthly fee.

Convenient Standard Equipment

Already in the basic version the vehicles are equipped with electric windows, a radio including touchscreen and rear view camera, remote central locking, interior heating, a panoramic glass roof with sunblind as well as LED daytime running lights.

Useful Additional Features

Additionally available features include air conditioning, a LiFePO4 battery for an additional range of up to 165 km (103 mi.), power steering, bumpers (front and back), a full-size spare wheel, winter tires, additional doors in the box, lashing eyes as well as a tipper body.

Prime Technical Data At A Glance

Top speed78 km/h (48 mph)
Range at 40 km/h (25 mph)120 km (75 mi.), optional up to 495 km (307 mi.)
Dimensions in mm (LxWxH) 3.150/1.297/1.685
Loading capacity in kg530 kg
Wheelbase in mm2.300 mm
Track width in mm (f/b)1.100/1.090
Curb weight (incl. battery)604 kg
Maximum permissible weight1.135 kg
Max. dimensions loading bed/box (LxWxH)1.640/1.300/1.300
Tire size145/70R12
Rim type
Alloy rims
BrakesDisc brakes on all four wheels
Driving type
Real-wheel drive
MotorAC motos
Power7,5 kW
Consumption with full load on 100 km (62 mi.)8 kWh
Number of batteries6
Battery capacity
120 – 2 x 277 Ah
Charging time
6-8 Std.
Charging voltage

Configure Now The Perfect Vehicle For You!

Choose now between the different versions and options to get you customized ARI transport vehicle. In four steps you can configure your vehicle.

The ARI Electric Transport Vehicle In Action

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All ARI Motors vehicles come with the battery, so that no extra rent or lease is necessary. Apart from the purchase price there are no further costs.

Depending on how empty the battery is at the point, the charging takes 6 to 8 hours at a conventional 220V outlet. A fast-charging capability is not available by now, due to costs.

The lead gel batteries are designed for ca. 900 charging processes. After these, the capacity will decrease by approximately 10% every year. A new set of lead gel batteries currently costs about 1.600 EUR.

The lithium battery lasts approximately 1.400 charging processes, before decreasing in capacity by 10% every year. A replacement has a price of ca. 2.600 EUR.

With the electric transporter ARI 458 as well as the passenger vehicles, you have the choice between the standard SLA lead battery and the optionally available LiFePO4 batteries in different versions. The SLA batteries have the advantage that they are maintenance-free, robust and inexpensive. However, they are also very heavy with approximitely 200 kg. The LiFePO4 batteries, on the other hand, are significantly lighter at around 90 kg, which can increase the payload.

LiFePO4 batteries are also more powerful, which means that longer ranges of up to 495 km  (308 mi.) are possible with the ARI 458. In addition, they have a longer shelf life: while lead batteries have a service life of 900 – 1,000 charging cycles, the LiFePO4 batteries have more than 5,000. This means that the additional costs when buying (e.g. 2.600 euros for the LiFePO4 battery with a range of 150 km (93 mi.) can be offset in the long term. The guarantee period is 4 years or 60.000 kilometers, while SLA batteries have a 6 month guarantee followed by an 18 month warranty.

If you would like more information about which battery is best suited for your application, write to us directly by email at

In principle, ARI Motors electric vehicles can be repaired in any car workshop, as circuit diagrams and repair instructions are made available to them when required. Many spare parts can also be ordered from spare parts shops or the ARI Motors online shop and can be delivered in around 48 hours to Germany and Austria. The delivery time can vary in other countries.

Depending on the way of driving, the vehicle can reach approximately 120 km (75 mi.) with the lead gel battery and up to 495 km (307 mi.) with the lithium-ion battery. We are examining the ranges on a regular basis with electrical as well as cargo loads in warm and cold temperatures. As with combustion engines, anticipatory driving helps to minimize the power consumption and thereby increases the range. If the stated ranges still seem too small to you, we recommend our solar panel for all box bodies to refuel the battery for free with solar energy. This can lead to approximately 30 km (19 mi.) more range.

The vehicle can be directly charged via a customary 220V outlet without the need of a separate wall box or charging station. Moreover, the outlet does not have to be fused.

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