EV Manufacturer U POWER is launching an electric car catalog using the same modular electric platform

Most smartphones today use a handful of common parts. Most smartphones rely on Samsung for displays, Sony for camera sensors, and Qualcomm for chips. The only things that really differ are the exterior aesthetics, some hardware, and the user experience. Now imagine if cars could do that too. An SUV, a minivan, a sedan, a pickup truck, all powered by the same electric platform. That’s pretty much what Chinese EV company U POWER has envisioned with the UP Super Board. Designed to be an electric chassis on which the car sits, the UP Super Board helps simplify the car manufacturing process by allowing automakers to launch a diverse product portfolio in a shorter development cycle. The beauty of the UP Super Board is that it is also car independent, supporting a variety of car types and sizes with only minor changes to the platform itself in terms of wheel size, ground clearance and possibly other performance characteristics. torque, range etc.

Designer: U Force

“The UP Super Board is a skateboard chassis that combines four leading technologies: wired chassis, ring network-based EEA with snap-on design, CTC battery system and highly integrated thermal system,” said Paul Li, Founder and CEO of U Power. says Paul Li, founder and CEO of U Power. . “As a platform-based software and hardware integrated operating system, the UP Super Board enables automakers to focus more on style, space, and smart user experience and operation.”

To help further demonstrate the platform’s versatility, U Power also introduced the UP Space Concept cars, a collection of cars that all use the UP Super Board platform underneath. The 5 car categories include a sedan, MPV, SUV, pick-up and van, all sitting on the same UP Super Board platform. All cars have the same wheelbase, but have chassis and track modifications depending on the type of vehicle.

This whole process does to cars what standardized parts do for smartphones. Almost every smartphone runs on Android, but uses its own version/variation. As with the processor, display and camera modules. U Power’s standardized electric skateboard also makes it easy to create your own car. Companies can create and change concepts by experimenting with forms, aerodynamics and interiors, without having to focus on the core electrical and electronic components that truly power the EV. They can also make their own changes to the platform, making the most of it.

UP Super Board and UP Space Concepts have won the Red Dot Design Concept Award for 2022.

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept is now accepting entries for the 2023 edition. Click here to participate or visit the Red Dot Awards website to learn more. The Early Application Phase ends on January 18, 2023.

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