The CSIC participates in the design of a fully recyclable electric vehicleadmin
An international project involving researchers from the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has developed the design of a fully recyclable electric vehicle. The new car, at the moment only experimental, is made up of pieces constructed with materials of natural origin, like natural fibers and bioresins.
The CSIC participates in the design of a fully recyclable electric vehicle
The Ecoshell project (Development of New light high-performance environmentally benign composites made of bio-materials and bio-resins for electric car application, in english), has developed innovative materials for the manufacture of these cars that make them Super light, because they are made from natural fibers and bioresins. The CSIC Reports. Among the materials used are flax fiber, bio polyurethane and bio epoxy Resin.
“although It is still only a design, we want to work on it for the next few years to develop a prototype that can demonstrate all the qualities we have achieved,” says CSIC researcher José Ignacio Robla of the National Research Center Metallurgical.
light, Cheap and practical
The electric car developed, a utility model of type L7e (of less than 400 kg), has a very low consumption, which rounds the 4.83 kilowatts per hour, thanks to the lightness that confer the fibers and bioresins used in its manufacture.
In addition, during the project, researchers have designed an assembly plant with a minimum environmental impact, has been consulted and applied the current regulations of the European union, has developed a quality plan for its production and has analyzed the The life cycle of the vehicle itself and all the materials and processes involved in its manufacture. “for all of this, we believe that this vehicle would be one of the best alternatives to mobility in big cities,” says Robla. the development of the car has also demanded to redesign the whole structure of the vehicle, the architecture, the interfaces and the processes of Production.
Ecoshell has been developed by a European consortium made up of companies and institutions from spain, france, United kingdom, Finland and Germany.