• Post published:November 2, 2018

As a result of worldwide environmental problems, new energy vehicles are getting more and more concerned. ARRIVAL Ltd. is a Banbury, Oxfordshire, England-based electric vehicle designer and manufacturer specialized in the production of lightweight commercial vehicles. On November 1st, Mr. Thompson, Chief of Materials from ARRIVAL, visited Shanghai TOPOLO New Materials Co. Ltd., desiring fresh ideas about the solutions of delivery cars. The visit was successful and promoted the continuous cooperation between TOPOLO and ARRIVAL.

Discussion on the CFRT Application of Delivery Cars
Discussion on the CFRT Application of Delivery Cars

Thermoplastic Vehicle Panel

Originally registered as Charge Automotive, ARRIVAL Ltd. began designing electric vehicles from its original base in Yarnton, Oxfordshire. This time ARRIVAL came to TOPOLO and had a discussion on the quick producing and lightweight solutions of eco-friendly thermoplastic panels for its vehicle production. These solutions include the quick assembly of a car in 4 hours by one person, global distributive production, and no paint spraying on the whole car.

delivery car with CFRT material
Each is built from ultra-lightweight composite materials. All have been fine-tuned for inner-cities.

After the visit of TOPOLO’s headquarter, Thomson went on to their CFRT factory.

CFRT  (Continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic) composite is a new material based on continuous fiber and thermoplastic resins as reinforced material and matrix respectively. The excellent mechanical properties like high strength, high rigidity, and high toughness make it a key material in the lightweight solution for the automotive industry.

In the factory, we discussed in detail our further cooperation in raw materials, thermoplastic samples, and small lightweight components.

ARRIVAL Ltd. keeps long-term cooperation with UPS, Royal Mail, and other leading brands in the UK by the excellent performance of its green and lightweight delivery cars. It’s believed that co-working with ARRIVAL will surely contribute to environmental protection through eco-friendly materials made of CFRT.

electric vehicle with CFRT
The truck is built by a “revolutionary ultra-lightweight composite” that significantly reduces the weight of the vehicle.

Reaching A Highly Advanced Vehicle

These lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range of more than 150 miles (240 kilometers), which is significantly higher than other EVs (electric delivery vehicles) currently in service. The vehicles will also come equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that help to improve safety and reduce driver fatigue. These features, combined with a highly advanced vehicle display provide the driver with an intelligent and connected vehicle.

TOPOLO is dedicated to the designing and manufacturing of continuous fiber thermoplastic composites materials. Joined with fashionable ideas and smart design, its advanced CFRT material can be used in a wide range of material engineering fields, including truck making, rail car manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, pipe industry, and military.

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