Polestr officially conducted a Polestr 1 body impact test and released a crash video, details to be announced. Compared to the traditional steel body, the Polestr 1 body is made of carbon fiber, and the impact of the carbon fiber body is a completely new experiment. Let’s take a look at the specific information below.

For the first model to be launched, Polestr is investing millions of dollars in wiring, production sites and different evaluation projects. In fact, the production model of the Polestr 1 has entered the testing phase, and the company recently started using the first assembled version for the impact test.

This is the first time Volvo and Polestr have attempted to use carbon fiber reinforced polymers for the body and to conduct research in the event of a real collision. Carbon fiber digests energy by decomposition and comminution compared to standard steel bodies, so this requires a new level of engineering. This test is particularly concerned with how carbon fiber materials react to extreme forces during impact.

Polestr explained that through this new test procedure, the company hopes to make the new model of the design adequate for accidents. This test was tested at different speeds and angles for production models.

The most serious case of the Polestr impact test simulation was a forward collision test of the stationary barrier at 35 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour). In this test, most of the energy generated by the impact is absorbed by the collision structure of the car. The rest of the energy is reduced by the carbon fiber body panels in the body structure.

The collision test for the new Polestr 1 will continue in the next few weeks. The company is using the Volvo Car Safety Center in Gothenburg, Sweden, for a large number of real-world simulated crash tests. Test data will be released in the next few days.

By Claudine