Below we’ve put together the most important information regarding L City Cars.
We ask for your understanding that technical details may still be subject to change.
L CITY CARS
L CITY aims at helping the business and transportation. The systems and components we designed, developed and created for our vehicles can be integrated by other manufacturers and businesses. We are always open for partnerships and strategic alliances. If you are interested in the following parts and components, please contact us here.
The dashboard serves as an instrument cluster. In addition to the regular information such as speed, travelled distance, the driving mode and the battery charge, it also shows the consumption/regeneration of energy from driving, energy generated from the PV panels, the AC and the car battery voltage. It is created from market available components and in-house customized hardware and software. It is ready to be transferred to other vehicle platforms. The size and the specifications of the screen itself can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the clients.
The power module is a compact replacement for the fuse and relays box. It is CAN-connected to the vehicle and also substitutes the light module, managing the current for the different light sources of the car and collecting information about their current state. It’s been used over the years in motorsport and has proven itself to be a good and reliable substitute.
Platform & Suspension
The patent-applied-for scalable L CITY platform due to its scalable design and adaptability can be used as a basis for many different electric vehicles. It is built from standard round and square tubes, easily adaptable to other vehicles purposes and sizes. A key part of the L CITY platform is the suspension, completely integrated in the 300 mm height of the platform. The double wishbone suspension, with dual shock absorbers comes straight from motorsports and provides both stability on corners and a comfortable ride for the driver and the passengers. For B2B solutions we can include front and rear axles with a power train, also fully integrated in the platform. If you are interested to learn more about the L CITY platform, please click here.
The battery, designed and built in collaboration with SIN CARS is reliable, providing good real world range and just like our platform – scalable. It can be easily transformed in an energy storage facility, which uses the same battery cells and BMS system. More information on the battery you can find here.
The L CITY digital platform combines a mobile application for drivers a desktop program for fleet managing and a digital hub for the company providing the service of the car. They are interconnected through a Cloud and allow real-time tracking and control of the L CITY vehicles. The fleet manager’s desktop can be adapted and connected to the ERP system of the company-client for any type of business (especially working with transport and logistics). For more information on the digital platform, please click here.
Connection of the car to the cloud system
The connection of the car to the cloud and the mobile application happens through an L CITY-developed modem, supporting Bluetooth and Mobile data connectivity. It has been developed by L CITY and is available for integration by other car manufacturers.
It is based on already existing, proven and tested model, manufactured by official first tier suppliers. L CITY has completely redesigned it and has made it available for other brands and producers to use and integrate.
CAN communication and control modules
L CITY has developed their own CAN boards that connect to all the electric and electronic systems’ modules and components.
AC & Heating
The L CITY-developed AC and Heating control module takes care of the whole heating and cooling process with attention for energy saving. It is based on existing components from the car industry. The high voltage heating consists of an electric liquid heater that can be used both for the battery and the cabin. The operation runs on high voltage and is similar to the water heater in your home. During driving the system takes care of the level of the temperatures inside the vehicle, and for the essential thermo-management of the power train and the battery.
Solar panel controller
L CITY’s patent pending solar panel controller is adapted for being used in a vehicle. For best performance it controls all panels‘ electric current separately which gives the vehicle a very high level of effectiveness.
PV panels and Thermo-panels
L CITY’s photovoltaic panels, developed alongside VALOE are created for the needs of electric transportation, increasing the daily range of the vehicle, while reducing the running cost and the pollution. They are a first in the car industry and are designed to be light, durable and to complete the looks of the car. L CITY also offers thermo-panels, that are mounted on the sides of the cargo space. With them the loading space is insulated from the temperature of the external during the day environment.