EP Tender Generators approved for launch after testing with ESI Virtual Performance Solution
Using Virtual Performance Solution has enabled us to virtually validate our crash scenario for the generator’s fuel tank and to demonstrate that our trailer brings more energy absorption capacity. Integrating ESI’s latest water management module for tank sloshing in our model has been particularly efficient to accurately model the content of the tank and get more realistic results
EP Tender offers electric mobile energy modules (fuelpowered electric generators) for electric cars. Users rent the small trailers on which these generators are mounted. EP Tender aimed to address safety concerns and to assure compliance of their trailers with all regulatory requirements, without building and testing physical prototypes.
In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, new technical solutions are emerging, such as enhanced batteries or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). Only 2% of automotive trips exceed 200 km, yet when choosing a vehicle consumers consistently value extended range over reduced cost, for fear of running out of energy and getting stranded. As a result, for electric vehicles to gain significant market share against internal combustion engine vehicles, supplemental energy must be made available for those times when it is needed. Read the full story.
EP Tender defined a rear crash scenario within their design specification and succeeded in validating the performance of their generator using ESI Virtual Performance Solution (VPS). They were even able to further improve the design, without the expense of creating and testing multiple physical prototypes.