As part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption at its mining operations, Aeris Resources has added a second battery-electric light vehicle to its Tritton fleet in New South Wales, Australia.
In the company’s just released annual report, it said an “electric LV troop carrier” had been delivered to Tritton in the year to June 30, 2023. It clarified that this was a Rokion R400 vehicle able to seat nine people built for underground conditions. Rokion states that, as standard, the R400 platform is able to accommodate three passengers in a utility vehicle setup or up to 12 in a passenger crew variant.
Aeris’ Tritton operation has also previously used the battery-electric retrofit ‘TRITEV’ 20 t underground Integrated Tool-Carrier/Loader following a collaboration between 3ME and Aeris that started all the way back in 2017.
Aeris said in its annual report that the Rokion 100 vehicle is now also operational on site.