(Press release, Moenchengladbach, 31.07.2020)
The E-Stream vehicle has passed the crash test in a frontal collision, which is mandatory for Europe, without any complaints. (Regulation No 94 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) – Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to protection in the event of a frontal impact) The crash test required for approval will be applied to vehicles with a maximum permissible laden weight not exceeding 2,5 tonnes. The complete protection of the occupants is checked, including the extent to which the standardized crash test for electric vehicles could ignite the battery.

During the test, the vehicle collides centrally and head-on with a non-deformable object. The dummies are equipped with sensors at various neuralgic “body parts” that are vital for survival and generally relevant to health, which take measurements during the accident situation.

This crash test is again an important milestone for E-Stream. The successful completion of the crash test is a prerequisite for applying to the individual authorities for approval of the vehicle and for obtaining approval.

E-Stream Energy GmbH & Co KG (“E-Stream”) develops versatile high-performance energy storage systems for stationary and mobile applications as well as innovative and intelligent battery management systems. E-Stream uses round cells for the battery systems, which offer great advantages in areas such as energy density, thermal management, safety, performance, flexibility, sustainability and costs. E-Stream has developed an innovative packaging system for round cells. This system achieves a particularly high energy density. It is a lightweight construction in which the cells can be arranged as compactly as possible. As a result, the E-Stream battery modules have an extremely high energy density. This means a longer range, especially for electric vehicles. At the Moenchengladbach site, E-Stream takes its products from research and development to series production and final production.