Sono Motors Demonstrates Photo voltaic Integration in Preliminary Sion Crash Check
The Sono Sion EV photo voltaic electrical car efficiently carried out its first full car crash take a look at. The results of the 50 km/h frontal crash take a look at met the Firm’s expectations concerning the Sion’s crash security and the robustness of Sono Motors’ proprietary polymer-based vehicle-integrated photo voltaic know-how, which covers the car’s complete physique.
The take a look at was rolled out at its associate facility at CSI in Italy, a licensed testing establishment, with a Sion that was, together with photo voltaic panels, painted inexperienced to make sure the car is excessive distinction and due to this fact can allow extra correct analysis.
Within the preliminary, bodily full car take a look at simulating a heavy frontal crash, the built-in Sono Photo voltaic Expertise didn’t splinter and thus didn’t trigger hazard to passengers and different highway customers. Till homologation, Sono Motors will conduct round 300 bodily part, sled and full car exams in whole to verify the outcomes of years of crash simulations. Primarily based on the bodily and simulated exams carried out up to now, the Firm expects the Sion to adjust to all authorized necessities for pedestrian and passenger security. Along with the legally required take a look at program, the Firm is enterprise further EURO NCAP (European New Automotive Evaluation Programme) crash exams, e.g. to extend the Sion’s crash security for girls and kids.
Markus Volmer, CTO of Sono Motors, says: “after years of operating profitable crash simulations, we’re very proud to see our photo voltaic know-how delivering the identical satisfying and prime quality leads to actual life. We would like our prospects to have the ability to drive with the consolation of understanding that the photo voltaic know-how of their Sion shouldn’t be solely charging the battery without cost but additionally adheres to the best security requirements”.
The Sion is a extremely sensible and family-friendly SEVe, which is able to fulfill excessive security requirements in different areas as effectively. The Firm will equip each Sion with future-proof ADAS (superior driver help programs) applied sciences at no further value. The ADAS options are confirmed options from know-how firm Continental and shall be included as a normal within the Sion’s anticipated gross sales worth of roughly €25,000 web. The functionalities embrace:
– Ahead collision warning
– Automated emergency braking
– Lane departure warning
– Lane preserve help
– Consideration help
– Site visitors signal help
– Rear parking help
– Rear view digital camera
Sono Motors plans so as to add adaptive cruise management through an over-the-air replace after the beginning of manufacturing. “We wish to guarantee most security, consolation and effectivity for Sion prospects. Thus, we have now built-in among the greatest ADAS applied sciences available on the market and we retain the potential of unlocking new software program options over the air. By integrating state-of-the-art know-how, we plan to make the Sion aggressive for its begin of manufacturing and prepared for the longer term”, says Markus Volmer, CTO of Sono Motors.
Sturdiness exams, crash exams and photo voltaic exams have already began on 18 full autos and additional exams, resembling winter exams in Sweden and ADAS validation, are deliberate throughout the first quarter of 2023.