Five years after being a pioneer in the marketing of small and electric urban trucks in Israel, with Gofil models from the Polaris Group, DLB Motorsport expands its activity in the operational vehicle market by launching the Turkish brand Pilotcar. The brand offers a variety of compact models adapted to the tourism market and more, alongside electric and urban miniature truck models from the L5e category with road licensing but limited to traffic in urban areas.
In the years since the launch of Gophile, about 150 such tools have been delivered, with the Safed Municipality being the first to adopt the environmentally friendly and cost-saving tools. Subsequently, it was joined by many clients in local authorities, as well as companies such as IMI, Strauss, Elbit, Teva, Avis and more.
The Pilot Car brand, which now joins the company's range of models in Israel, was inaugurated in Turkey in 1964, currently employs about 750 employees and currently manufactures, alongside the range of operational vehicles, a wide range of vehicle assemblies for European car giants.
PilotCar miniature trucks, photo: Ronen Topelberg
The range of models in Israel will begin with the PilotCar PC models - operational vehicles designed for golf courses, tourist and business complexes, health institutions, parks, sports complexes and more. The variety of PC versions offer the ability to transport 2-8 passengers, to be used to transport cargo and freight in the open box version at the rear, to transport food and other products in the closed box version, to be used to transport people lying down if necessary (medical evacuation from sports fields), transportation of people with disabilities and even to descend to unpaved roads in the designated elevated versions. Model prices range from NIS 39,900 to NIS 59,900.
The Pilotcar P1000 series offers a small electric truck with yellow licensing under the definition L7e-Cu, which allows it to move within cities, business complexes, industrial zones and more without restriction. This model appeals to a large audience of users through three versions for a different purpose – an open crate, a closed crate, and a garbage leaning box. These will enable this vehicle to be used as a garbage disposal vehicle in cities, especially on crowded streets (a turning radius of only 4.6 meters), a last mile cargo transport vehicle (from a heavy vehicle waiting at the entrance to businesses within the city), a city delivery vehicle and more. In addition, the loading capacity of the model reaches up to 1 tonne – more than most diesel-powered vans in use, and in the closed box version there is also a loading capacity of 2,700 litres and up to 2,000 litres in the garbage leaning car version.
The P1000 is equipped with a 22 kW (30 hp) and 10.4 kW electric motor and is capable of reaching a top speed of 55 km/h. This model allows its buyers to choose between two battery volumes depending on usage – 13 kWh or 26 kWh which in the large battery version will give it a range of up to 220 km between charges. The charging time will range from 4 to 6 hours in the small battery version and from 7 to 9 hours in the large battery version from a home charging station. This model also has a regenerative braking system, which allows braking energy to be stored and disabled to the battery for extended range and reduced use of the brake system.
Along with its tiny dimensions (length 358.8 cm, width 135 cm, height 180 cm, wheelbase 246.2 cm in the base version) you will find an air-conditioned cabin, electric steering reinforcement, a multimedia system, a digital instrument cluster, a reversing camera and more. According to the importer, the cost of operating the model is only about NIS 6.5 per working day (the cost of electricity). The model will be sold in Israel with a full 5-year warranty and a <>-year warranty on the engine, battery and control unit.
Pilot CarP1000 Price List
- Open luggage box: from 129,000 NIS
- Closed luggage box: from 132,000 NIS
- Garbage collection box: from 163,000 NIS
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