L CITY Presents Digital Solutions for the Business

An innovative software solution will manage the main functions of the L CITY electric vehicles. It consists of three digital platforms, connected via a Cloud system. The first platform is the smart phone application for the driver. It will serve as a key to access the car, and a mean to control the air-conditioning and the car’s signaling. From the application the user will have an up-to-date information about the EV it is connected to, its battery status, the car’s geo-location and the state of the main systems.

The second platform is a digital hub for fleet management. L CITY is created to serve the needs of the business in the urban environment. It will give the companies, who chose to use L CITY, the ability to organize the transport and logistics, to distribute the EV’s among the drivers, and finally to receive real-time information from the vehicle. In addition, this platform could be connected and adapted to the ERP-system of the enterprise.

The third platform is related to the technical service of the vehicle. The L CITY manufacturer will use it to receive real-time data to provide support for the user remotely 24/7. The application will show if problems occur during exploitation, give information about their nature and will give advice how to resolve them.

The mobile app L CITY connects to the car via Bluetooth or Internet. The whole data from the car will be stored on the Cloud in accordance to all standards for protection and use of such information. It will be accessible by both the drivers and the fleet managers, as well as the company providing service support.

From the mobile application the driver could remotely allow access to the car to another driver if necessary. The same is possible for the fleet manager via the digital control hub.

On the mobile application the battery screen shows the amount of charge it has, the available range, how much power the car receives from the solar panels placed on the walls of the cargo space, how much from the power outlet and how long will it take to reach 100% charge. A very important function is the possibility to set a start and stop time for charging. This way the capacity of the grid will be used optimally without overloading it during the peak hours.

L CITY Automotive GmbH makes its debut at IAA Mobility

The German company L CITY Automotive GmbH will participate at the IAA Mobility 2021 exhibition in Munich, September 7-12, Hall B3, Stand “B03”.

L CITY plans to assemble its multifunctional electric cars in Munich, Bavaria in cooperation with the Bulgarian company SIN CARS Industry JSC. SIN CARS is a renowned name in motorsport with its super car SIN R1. More information can be found here.

L CITY electric car is designed for the needs of the transport industry and fleet companies. The process of homologation of the electric car L CITY in category N1, which is carried out with TUV SUD, is currently underway. Next year, the company plans to homologate the SUN and L BUS models in M1 category. L CITY range will include several light commercial versions that fully cover the needs of industry, fleet management in the city and the region, and in particular – for the so-called Last Mile-Deliveries (supply of shops, courier services, repair services, social services, municipal utilities and others). The light truck L CITY will be available in several models with different sizes of the cargo compartment, which will allow a cargo volume of up to 16 m3 and up to 1300 kg of payload. We also plan in the future the assembly of electric trucks and light series buses (up to 12 m in length), based on the technologies and batteries that L CITY has already developed.

A unique innovation without analogue in series production is the photovoltaic system located on the load compartment of L CITY Koffer. It is designed with the ability to charge the battery on the go or statically throughout the day. The energy obtained allows up to 15% additional mileage obtained in a completely environmentally friendly way (more information here). PV panels are developed together with the Finnish company VALOE Oyj – a leader in the European market for quality and innovation of its products.

10 Years Warranty for the L CITY Battery Pack and BUYBACK!

The optimal power of 60 kWh was selected in a test to provide real min. 200 km mileage on a single charge with fully utilized load capacity of the car. The battery consists of 270 lithium polymer cells located in the middle of the car in a replaceable package. When used for a period of 10 years, the battery will retain 70% of its capacity. If cell replacement is required, L CITY will do so as part of warranty service. After the end of the service life, L CITY will buy the batteries back. It will be possible to build energy stations (energy storages) from the cells with reduced capacity – so that the use of the cells will be as efficient as possible and in accordance with our efforts to preserve the environment. The energy generated during the day from the PV panels in these power plants can be used at home or in the office.

Matrix Manufacturing (MM) – a basic principle of production. In order to achieve maximum efficiency, L CITY electric vehicles will be produced by the matrix production method. It ensures the start of the process with minimal investment in machinery and equipment, and a gradual increase in the number of robotic cells relative to the growth in production volume. There is no processing of sheet material for the construction of the chassis – L CITY introduces a completely new innovative method of spatial construction, based only on prefabricated tubular profiles. This significantly reduces the capital costs for machines and gives an advantage, allowing high efficiency and flexibility in the production of the platform and components of the electric vehicle.

Over 20 years of Planned Car Life

The hot-dip galvanized chassis and composite body parts allows a long service life. L CITY is conceptually designed with these parameters. The modular type of battery and main components will allow us to constantly update and upgrade cars. On the other hand, the electronic modules and components of L CITY are designed for B2B supply and can be used by other manufacturers in the same field.

L CITY APP and 24/7 Service Support

The developed special innovative software application will remotely control the access to the car with a constant exchange of information about its main indicators. It will contain three functional platforms connected to the car via cloud system and a modem. The first will serve to the driver – as a key and as a means of driving and controlling the car. The second option is a digital hub for fleet management, which can be adapted and connected to the ERP-systems of companies – users of L CITY electric vehicles, with huge potential for business development. The third platform will provide 24/7 monitoring of the car’s condition in order to provide real-time service support.

We look forward to meeting you at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, September 7-12, Hall B3, Stand “B03” where we will introduce you to L CITY up close.

First official presentation of L CITY

The big IAA Mobility 2021 exhibition will take place in early September. Representatives of the Mobility and Technology sectors will meet at this international forum. This is where the first big stage for the L CITY electric car will be.

IAA Mobility 2021 will take place in Munich from 7 to 12 September and will present the hottest innovations and trends in transport. Visitors will be able to see L CITY at the place where products of large companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Michelin, Bosch and many others will be presented. The opportunity to be present among so many, already established brands in the automotive industry, will be an exceptional opportunity, honor and responsibility for us, and will give us the opportunity to demonstrate what we have achieved and to enrich our knowledge in the field, to be in keep up with the future. If at the same time you are somewhere near Munich – visit us at the stand of L CITY, we will be waiting for you! More information about the event can be found here.

Solar power by Valoe for cleaner urban transport

L City Automotive GmbH and Valoe Oyj have signed an Agreement for Development, Prototyping, and Mass Production of a vehicle integrated PV System for a light last-mile delivery electric vehicles.

L CITY estimates to sell up to 20000 vehicles until 2026. The total value of the first stage of the Agreement is estimated to be approximately EUR 60,000. The estimated price of a VIPV system for one vehicle when in mass production is agreed to be EUR 2,000 – 4,000 depending on the model of the vehicle.

“Sin Cars is really happy to start the co-operation with Valoe. Valoe OddForm solar panels will provide L CITY electric vehicles superior range extender and great looks that fit perfectly for L CITY cars design languages,” states Sin Cars’ CEO Rosen Daskalov.

“We at Valoe are excited about being nominated as the technology provider for the L CITY EVs. This contract is ideally in line with Valoe’s strategy of providing solar energy for inner-city last-mile deliveries,“ says Iikka Savisalo, CEO of Valoe Oyj.

Combining the huge experience in motorsports brought by SIN CARS with L CITY’s innovative technologies the electric vehicle platform is a finished solution for your business needs.

 

Here you can find Valoe’s press realease: https://valoe.com/news/f/solar-power-for-cleaner-urban-transport

L CITY Automotive GmbH entered in a joint venture agreement with SIN CARS

The motorsport is always a pioneer in electronics and software solutions. Also it is a field where you gain plenty of knowledge to build what is consider to be the perfect car.

This is why we are pleased to inform you that our company will implement this experience through our partners from SIN CARS. Their 10 years designing, building and racing all over the world are what our L CITY EVs need. Integrating SIN R1’s best-in-class motor sport experience combined with our In-house development provides our L CITY electric vehicles with rapid progress.