Interview Steel E-Motive

Development of a revolutionary vehicle body structure

E-body concept for autonomous e-vehicle

Interview with Reinhard Hackl, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Project Manager in strategic research

WorldAutoSteel has sponsored the development of a steel body structure for two different autonomous electric vehicle designs (four or six passengers). The project manager for strategic research at voestalpine Stahl GmbH provides insights into the body structure features and advantages for OEMs.

High-strength facts of the Steel E-Motive vehicle design

  • Average tensile strength of the body structure: 1259 MPa
  • Use of innovative high-strength steels
  • The world's first autonomous vehicle to meet global safety regulations pertaining to high-speed accidents
  • Weight reduction (in contrast with comparable vehicle designs): roughly 25%
  • CO2 reduction potential (in contrast with comparable vehicle designs): roughly 85% throughout the vehicle lifecycle

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