On 25 July, we lastly offered our series-validation automobile – the Sion in its manufacturing design – to the world at our Rejoice the Solar occasion. We had been delighted to have the ability to present it to our supporters each in-person and on-line. For individuals who weren’t there or simply need to know extra concerning the variations between our earlier prototype, the SVC2 and our series-validation automobile, look no additional.
Listed below are just a few insights into crucial variations – learn and luxuriate in.
To begin, listed below are the 2 automobiles, the SVC2 and the SVV (series-validation automobile), aspect by aspect to provide you a visible illustration of their variations. Notice that we plan that our series-production Sion exterior design will stay the identical as that of the SVV.
You may maybe inform that the automobile has really elevated barely in size, by 160mm for our SVV. That is for crash and security functions in addition to automobile dynamics. These measurements are closing and also will apply to the longer term automobile generations. It has additionally decreased in weight — going from 1,830 kg to 1,750 kg.
One other thrilling visible aspect to be seen in these footage is the key design updates to the entrance, which, as beforehand said, will probably be related for our collection automobiles. The automobiles have a brand new, extremely optimized lighting design in each the entrance and the rear, and the charging lid has been tailored for a similar goal. A cool new function is the reversing digital camera that has been put in on the rear of the automobile for elevated driving consolation.
The photo voltaic physique panels have additionally been up to date with the newest era which have been additional optimized from the earlier era and prototype. The ultimate collection automobile will, in fact, be fitted with the ultimate photo voltaic physique panel design that the crew are at present working tirelessly on.
The inside has additionally acquired some enhancements – together with a extra spacious, cleaner inside with elevated storage, newly designed entrance seats and rear seat, and a brand new steering wheel.
We’ve additionally put in the brand new 54 kWh battery that we offered final 12 months. This LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery is made up of blade cell expertise and is extra useful resource pleasant and sturdy. It incorporates no cobalt, nickel or manganese and is successfully non-flammable. A majority of these batteries show solely low energy losses, even after intensive use. It is going to additionally prolong the Sion’s vary to as much as 305 km (estimated WLTP) with a charging fee of as much as 75 kW (DC quick charging).
Discover out extra concerning the series-validation automobile from our Q&A session recordings that had been offered reside at our Rejoice the Solar occasion the place the automobile was unveiled for the very first time. When you’re curious as to how such a validation automobile is constructed, we extremely advocate this weblog and our video collection on YouTube.