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About ZERO Automotive

Adelaide based company ZERO Automotive was founded in 2018 to provide a solution for the mining industry’s demand for zero-emission light vehicles required for mining operations, particularly underground.

The powerful new ZERO Automotive V2 (version two) ZED70 Ti vehicle is based on the Toyota 79 series LandCruiser. Utilising the latest and best-in-market Toshiba LTO battery technology, Zero Automotive has an uncompromising objective to build world’s safest and toughest electric underground light commercial vehicle.

The ZED70 Ti V2 features an increase in power of 50% (compared to V1) and a peak motor torque of 1200Nm (compared to 700Nm to the V1). The ZED70Ti will fully charge in under 30 minutes utilising DC fast charging infrastructure or can accept standard three phase 22kW charging from commercial infrastructure.

Another ZERO Automotive first is the new proprietary HEPS (Hazardous Environment Protection System) underbody armour protection. The system will help to dramatically increase the longevity and safety of the vehicle’s chassis in corrosive underground conditions.

ZERO Automotive is now entering into the commercialisation phase of setting up its business operations to become a vehicle driveline supplier to Australian and international vehicle assemblers.

Safety by Design

ZERO Automotive understands the mining industry’s Safety First mantra which has lead our design process in every aspect of the V2 ZED70.

One of the core elements to our Safety First design process is the use of the TOSHIBA batteries.


ZERO Automotive’s uncompromising design and production process deliver vehicles with unparalelled durability, longevity and low cost of maintenance, crucial elements for a commerically viable bELV.

Zero Emission

ZERO Automotive exists to help organisations take their own step toward reducing their impact on their environment. And for us, that means vehicles – built tough, safe, reliable and most importantly Zero emissions.

Instilling Confidence

Working with the market-leading suppliers, we started our own journey to Zero on the toughest, most reliable 4WD workhorse on the market. We want to give our customers the peace of mind that our products work for them.

Latest News

  • 01/09/2023

Second-Gen ZED70 Ti Unveiled – More Power & Faster Charging

ZERO Automotive has unveiled its second-generation Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series-based ZED70 Ti, which features an unprecedented 50 per cent more power, with fast charging in under half an hour. Barminco, one of the world’s largest hard rock underground mining services...

  • 08/02/2023

Barminco ZED70 Ti Dual Cab Delivery

Last month an ultra-safe ZED70 Ti, using LTO battery technology which does not suffer from thermal runaway, was delivered to IGO Ltd’s Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in Western Australia. This is the second conversion, and the first dual cab, for Barminco....

  • 10/11/2022

Newcrest Mining Visit

Last week Zero Automotive had the pleasure of hosting Dean Adams and John Hart from Newcrest Mining at our facility in Edwardstown.