This month, Polestar, Volvo's latest stand-alone brand for performance electric vehicles labeled the comprehensive use of CFPR composites "one of the key components in creating a responsive and agile driving experience" for it's Polster 1 vehicle. By utilizing the advantages CFPR composites Polestar was able to save over 500 pounds, a significant amount from the overall body weight.
Mentioned in an article from Composites Manufacturing Magazine, “Carbon fiber is crucial in meeting our design, engineering and performance goals with the Polestar 1,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “The result is a beautiful, technological package that remains faithful to the original design with its elegant and low silhouette. It looks as good as it is to drive!”
Volvo Car Group unveiled the Polestar 1 earlier this year in Europe, representing the first time carbon fiber composites were explored for use in their vehicle's structure. To dramatically improved the car's performance, carbon composites were utilized in various applications including the car's hood, trunk lid, side panels, doors, the entire roof structure, and a dragonfly-shaped chassis. The unique new chassis was instrumental in improving the reactive dynamics by enhancing the torsional stiffness throughout the structure.
“When you combine this strengthened framework with the super-strong body and roof structure, you get a stiff and communicative chassis which translates driver input into superb driving characteristics,” says Christian Samson, Head of Product Creation at Polestar.
Manufacturers in the automotive industry agree that the use of carbon fiber composites and adhesives are key to light weighting vehicles, improving the performance and efficiency standards. Chemique Adhesives manufacturers a wide range of innovative, performance grade adhesives and sealants suitable for use in transportation. To learn more about Chemique's industrial adhesives and sealants click here.