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.