In the ever-changing world of transport, electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular due to their lack of emissions. But creating an environmentally friendly future also means choosing lightweight and resistant materials for various components. Polycarbonate car windows are an innovative solution that are becoming increasingly widespread among electric vehicles.
Lighter weight leads to better vehicle performance:
Polycarbonate sheets for car windows are known for their outstanding strength to weight ratio. This means they are incredibly robust, without adding unnecessary weight to the vehicle. As electric vehicles are designed for energy efficiency, every kilogram saved helps increase range.
Extreme impact resistance increases safety:
Polycarbonate car windows are also the ideal choice when it comes to protecting passengers. The material’s properties make it incredibly resistant to impacts. Unlike glass or composite glass, Exolon® windows do not shatter and break under stress, providing excellent safety for those inside the vehicle.
Greater energy efficiency through aerodynamics:
Vehicles with electric drive are more aerodynamic than conventionally powered vehicles. Exolon® polycarbonate car windows are tailor made to fit seamlessly into the vehicle design. They therefore reduce drag and make the vehicles more efficient.
Greater design freedom leads to a better driving experience:
Exolon® polycarbonate car windows can be produced with various tints, coatings and designs to meet specific functional and aesthetic requirements. This flexibility allows electric vehicle manufacturers to design car side windows and rear windscreens to deliver precisely the required look and performance.
The sustainable choice:
Drivers choose electric vehicles because they help protect the environment. Polycarbonate sheets for car windows can be an important element in achieving this sustainability. This is because they are recyclable and help create a circular economy. Find out more about this topic in the Exolon Group’s Closing the Loop programme. On top of this, polycarbonate windows require less energy to produce than conventional glass windows.
As the automotive industry shifts towards electric vehicles, choosing the right material for various lightweight components is vital. Polycarbonate sheets for electric car side windows and rear windscreens offer an outstanding combination of resilience, safety, efficiency and sustainability. This clever solution paves the way for a brighter and more sustainable future in urban mobility.
Are you thinking about using polycarbonate sheets for car windows in your electric vehicle project? Contact us today to discover more about the benefits and possibilities.
The VW Moia is the perfect example of a vehicle fitted with specially tinted car windows made from Exolon® GP polycarbonate solid sheet. The sheet material was processed further by the specialist company Kirsch Kunststofftechnik. The car's side windows and rear windscreen were screen printed with a black dot matrix around the edge. They were then three-dimensionally formed in a thermal process without warpage and coated on both sides to protect against abrasion. Kirsch then applied the road approval in line with ECE-R43.
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MOIA is a mobility start-up belonging to the VW Group. The independent business has been redefining urban mobility since 2017. MOIA develops mobility services at its sites in Berlin and Hamburg, working together with municipalities and local transport authorities. The service is currently offered in Hanover and Hamburg.
In recent years, MOIA has developed and started Europe’s largest fully electric ridepooling system. With over nine million passengers in Hamburg and Hanover, MOIA has successfully established on-demand ridepooling as a new form of mobility.