Manzhouli, Feb 21, 2017 —— The DENZA 400 electric vehicle (hereinafter referred to as "DENZA 400") successfully conducted an open test-drive under snowy winter conditions in Inner Mongolia. With temperatures dipping below minus 25 degrees Celsius, the convoy was led by a group of DENZA owners, consumers, and members of the media, showcasing the innovative technology behind DENZA’s new vehicle by pushing it to its limits on the ice. The event marked a milestone for the EV brand in China.
With consumer needs as focus, DENZA’s goal is to produce the best electric cars in China. To put its technology to the test, the snow driving challenged DENZA vehicles with the harshest winter weather conditions, including low temperatures, rain, snow, and high winds. What consumers need most from electric cars are reliability, stability, and comfortable handling. The successful completion of the winter test drive in Manzhouli proves the DENZA 400 can cope in even the most treacherous winter driving situations, thus consumers can drive with peace of mind in their daily lives.
Other concerns for electric car users include battery and driving range. Manzhouli’s climate and terrain offers the ideal opportunity to put these elements to the test. DENZA uses lithium iron phosphate batteries, which perform well even in low temperature environments. During the event, the 62kWh batteries in accordance with the highest standards and upgraded motor and electronic control systems were found to work perfectly even in temperatures reaching minus 25 degrees Celsius. At the same time, DENZA’s intelligent power supply protection function automatically switched the battery to a low-voltage charge to avoid over-consumption. This guaranteed a reliable start-up even in arctic conditions.
In winter climates, low temperatures have a greater impact on the mechanical properties and stability of a vehicle. Snow turns roads into treacherous obstacle courses, meaning that reliable control and safety are vital. for the field test, , DENZA carried out various turns and angles to spell out “DENZA” on the icy surface of Manzhouli’s North Lake . The vehicles took corners with perfect control, remaining stable throughout each curve. A 0.26 second full torque response took the DENZA 400 Aurora just 4 seconds to complete, with 0 to 50 km/h acceleration, and a speed advantage within straight 150-meter acceleration. This ease of handling offers users a safe yet exhilarating driving experience.
For the test drive, figure-8 trails were created with side slipping driving lines. Faced with ultra-low road adhesion, the DENZA 400’s excellent handling and body stability were made obvious. Equipped with Daimler’s chassis, suspension and tuning design, and a specially assembled ESP system from Bosch, the DENZA 400 offers a dynamic, stable, and comfortable performance, even in the harshest snow and ice. High-quality German technology provides consumers with excellent handling and five-star safety.
The snow driving test team set out from Manzhouli’s Taowa Square to reach the finishing point at the border of China, Russia, and Mongolia. The journey allowed the team to experience the full range of DENZA’s technology – quiet, comfortable driving, along with rapid acceleration. The new seat heating system provided much needed warmth and comfort in temperatures that dropped below minus 25 degrees Celsius, which was vital on such a long trip. The test drivers got to experiment with the new trunk induction function (easily operated with just the press of the foot), as well as the panorama roof, ambient lighting system, outside mirror memory, and Easy Access main auto position adjustment.
DENZA's exceptional performance in winter conditions comes with the assurance of numerous cold-climate trials and experiments. DENZA has tested more than 120 vehicles in various climatic and road conditions across 1.8 million kilometres of terrain. Every year, DENZA sends search and development teams to China’s northern region for winter testing. Rigorous tests across the entire vehicle and its various components guarantee that DENZA cars meet users’ driving requirements even in arctic environments.
With DENZA, quality and peace of mind can be achieved in the harshest of winter conditions making outstanding performance in regular daily use a breeze. With its pioneering technology and strong consumer focus, DENZA is set to become China’s best electric car.