This innovative material, that is the main responsible for the safety and weight characteristics of the vehicle, has been developed with an excellent energy absorbing characteristics in crash events. In fact its Specific Energy Absortion (SEA) is 3 times higher than any other metal part used in regular automobiles.
Like every other element that composes WEEVIL even this innovative composite structure is conceived to provide our users with both a good performance level and an affordable price. Here’s why, while all the other carmakers are still stuck with the downgraded version of these materials and keep on using them only for their premium vehicle, IRUENA – WEEVIL consortium partner – recently developed a high-productivity pultrusion technique that can produce straight composite parts at a fast and mass production level enabling their cost-effective use. This highly cutting-edge technique allows to shape the structure before the curing, that occurs out of the mould, is finished. A new process through which the pulling forces can be 3 order of magnitudes smaller than usual. Moreover the mould gets smaller and cheaper and the machines can be downsized up to a portable dimension so that they can be taken right there where they are needed.