Mobility experts Biomega develops SIN, Denmark’s first electric car

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Skibsted Ideation, the company behind Biomega – the Danish brand known for its high-end electric bicycles – will launch its first 4-wheel Electric Vehicle (EV) at CIIE in Shanghai on November 5th.

The concept car has been developed to take Biomega’s principles of social innovation, design thinking and urban mobility and apply them to the automotive industry. Biomega bikes are each named with a three-letter abbreviation of a city that has inspired some elements of the design.

In line with its bicycle predecessors, this car will be named SIN, after the contemporary urban sprawl of Singapore. 

Says Biomega founder Jens Martin Skibsted, co-chair of World Economic Forum’s think tank on entrepreneurship and vice-chair of design2innovate (the Danish Design Cluster):

“We’ve been focused on urban mobility since the 90s. Biomega has always been about creating a paradigm shift in the way society imagines transportation. We feel that we are in an extremely strong position to design an EV that represents the frontier of the new mobility. ”

The 4-door SIN CUV (crossover utility vehicle) is designed with 4 independent engines and 4 independent seats with extra legroom. Stripped back to maximize space, this EV uses minimal components and lightweight materials; its low weight improves its range, minimizing battery consumption.

The car has been built using state-of-the-art lightweight composites, including a world-first use of modular carbon fibre for high volume automotive production. This innovative manufacturing process, carried out with partners in the UK and Germany, will ensure a low-cost, low-weight solution.

The final production vehicle will be ready for the market in 2021-2023, with adjusted specifications, which may vary from those projected. Price will be approximately € 20.000. Release Date 2021 – 2023 Max.

Specifications

Price:€ 20.000
Power in kW: 60 kW
Power hp: 82 hp Max.
Torque in Nm: 160 Nm
Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h: 13 s
Top Speed in km/h: 130 km/h
Battery capacity in kW/h: 20 kWh (14 + 6 kWh removable)
Range in km: 160 km
Battery weight: 200 kg
Battery weight kg/kWh: 10kg / kWh
Power consumption: 11 kWh /100 km
Kerb weight: 950kg
Structure: CFRP body shell structure with aluminum crossbeams
Motors: 4 in-hub motors on external wheels
Battery Pack: Main battery pack on floor + modular swapping battery system 

Chris Price