Today (27.09.2021) SIN CARS Industry JSC presented in Sofia Tech Park its first electric light commercial vehilce – L CITY. The event was attended by representatives of businesses in the fields of transport, logistics and supply within major cities. Journalists and investors were present. The Minister of Economy, Daniela Vezieva, also honored the presentation and congratulated the company. The official part continued with a presentation by the CEO and founder of SIN CARS Industry JSC – Mr. Rosen Daskalov. He spoke about the creation of the electric car and the company’s future plans.
In September 2021 SIN CARS Industry JSC presented itself at the IAA Mobility 2021 exhibition in Munich.
The company plans to assemble L CITY multifunctional electric vehicles in Germany in close cooperation with the German company L CITY AUTOMOTIVE GmbH.
The L CITY electric car is designed for the needs of the transport industry and companies with car fleets. 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 the M1 category. The L CITY range will include several light commercial versions that fully cover the needs of the 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 load compartment, which will allow a load volume of up to 16 m3 and up to 1300 kg payload. It is also planned in the future to assemble electric trucks and light series buses (up to 12 m long), based on the technologies and batteries that SIN CARS 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 to be able to charge the battery on the go or statically throughout the day. The energy obtained in this way allows up to 15% additional mileage obtained in a completely environmentally friendly way (more information here). PV panels have been developed together with the Finnish company VALOE Oyj – a leader in the European market for the quality and innovation of its products
10 year warranty for the L CITY battery pack and BUY-BACK!
The optimal power of 60 kWh was selected in a test to provide real range of at least 200 km on a single charge with fully loaded capacity of the car. The battery consists of 270 lithium polymer cells located in the middle of the car in a removable package. When used for a period of 10 years, the battery will retain 70% of its capacity. If cell replacement is required, SIN CARS Industry will do so as part of the warranty service. After the end of the service life, SIN CARS will buy the batteries back and from the cells with reduced capacity it will be possible to build energy stations (energy storages) – so the use of the cells will be as efficient as possible and in line with our efforts to preserve the environment. The energy generated during the day from the PV panels in these power “containers” can be used in the home or the office.
Matrix manufacturing (MM) – a basic principle of production. To achieve maximum efficiency, L CITY electric vehicles will be manufactured using 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 – SIN CARS introduces a completely new innovative method of spatial construction, based only on prefabricated tubular profiles. This significantly reduces the capital expences 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
Hot-dip galvanized chassis and composite body parts give us 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 the 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 the constant exchange of information about its main indicators. It will contain three functional variants related to the car via a cloud system and a modem. The first will serve the driver – as a key and as a means of controlling the car. The second option is a digital fleet-management hub, which can be adapted and connected to the ERP-systems of companies, users of L CITY electric cars, 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.