The first test drive Yo-mobile

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Source: autonews.ru






Just a few months ago it was announced that the first cars that were supposed to get off the assembly line in late 2012 - early 2013, there will be only through 2-2, 5 years. Hitch turned to layoffs in the company, but the development of the car continues and ambitious plans - in force.

Make sure that we have managed in secrecy (no cameras, camcorders, and even tape recorders) at the site in Minsk, where the prototypes are being tested. Of course, we were shown did not even pre-production, and the so-called mullahs - a model with a body from another machine, but equipped with all units of the future crossover.

Preceded by acquaintance with the novelty of the press conference held by the new general director of "Yo-Auto" Andrew Ginsburg, "One of the goals of the event - it is a little break emerged in recent skepticism about what we are doing something incomprehensible without result . We want to show that, in principle, everything that we have said, is confirmed not only in words, but in reality "- said Ginsburg. According to the CEO, the project will be completed before the end of this year. After that, it will give the partners who will bring it into compliance with Russian standards.




Ginsburg said that the main innovation which e-mobility threatens competitors - a buffer energy storage device based on small supercapacitor. "This is the fundamental difference between our hybrid of all declared and produced at the moment car of this class, - said Ginsburg. - He not only gives us the opportunity to overcome short distances, but, most importantly, very well dispersed and effectively use braking energy, taking it most. In all existing hybrid battery simply does not allow to collect a part of it. " A little later, at the site, Ginsburg called the approximate figures: Yo-crossover collects up to 60% of the braking energy, while, as, for example, Toyota Prius - not more than 30%.




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Key questions from the journalists called the body - because it is not found in nature. "At the moment we have come to a situation where the power function takes the frame, made by stamping and forming technology. This frame is nevertheless significantly stronger monocoque, has a much smaller number of parts and the very power structure is about 30% lighter than a traditional monocoque. The outer surface of the body is planned to do from a special material. These are materials based on ABS, pre-painted, which eliminates the need for painting line at our plant allows us to significantly save money and be more environmentally friendly. This material allows a perfectly normal to carry out any repair work in a normal car service. Breakdowns are reduced in much the same way as failure motorcycle plating. " - Explained Ginsburg.




So, the main features of the crossover: Work on the gas and gasoline, low fuel consumption (according to test results, 6 liters per 100 km in the city), light weight (about 1 300 kg), and, of course, mechatronic module. Ginsburg assured that it is no analogues: "I can not say that this is some kind of a revolution, but at the moment these units are not available on the world market for sure. This module, we are developing in collaboration with a fairly well known company KTM. Develop a long time, since the beginning of the year, these modules are tested at the site. For quite a high mileage. Today we can say that it is a finished product, which is already being prepared for mass production, and that we will be in this year's show at an exhibition in Crocus Expo. The module contains a motor, two stage gear with differential electronically controlled cooling system. This module weighs less than 50 kilograms. "



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So, on the road ...

Scepticism vanished, had only to pull on a test specimen with the place. It feels like the car accelerates from zero to 60 km / h in less than 3 seconds, after which, however, should be a certain failure, and after 80 km / h the car accelerates very reluctantly. Anyway, the figures for city driving commendable. And this despite the fact that the mass of the test body by about 300 kg higher than that will be put on production machines. Accelerate the vehicle on the line to get up to speed at 129 km / h (on a straight section of the path length of about 3 km, in the "gas to the floor"). Rate control news for obvious reasons - because of the lack of "native" of the body - is not yet possible.



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Keeping the rate at a level of about 50 km / h, I managed to pass only on electricity for about 2 km, then turn the engine. Interestingly, he did not immediately connected with the sudden acceleration, as in most hybrids: while it is possible, the car accelerates only on electricity. Connecting the engine, by the way, it is very sharply. The machine for a split second loses momentum booster, it seems, even the brakes. However, on the second copy of which was made a month later, the process has been going much more smoothly.



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Differ mullahs and interior decoration. If the older is only one display, acting as a dashboard (here and speedometer, and information about the charging of supercapacitors, and other communications), the second and even entertainment, built on a system Android. While the software is still not fully developed, but is already available radio, and some functionality to "listalkoy" screen in the manner of tablets and a background animation shows impressive graphics capabilities of the device. Perhaps, after 2 years, when the first serial crossover e-mobility, similar devices will be equipped with most of the cars, but now it looks quite unusual.



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Overall, despite the lack of e-mobile body, we were able to make in the main: it exists. And this is probably good news. Another would be to the technological bells and whistles to make it an attractive body and normal noise insulation, to maintain dynamic performance and fuel consumption at the current level and keep the price of the claimed level (about 400 000) - then a novelty even possible to count on a certain success. And if all that will live up to the assembly line, and does not mutate into a budget cars from the last century, the words of Dmitry Jarota, said in an informal conversation on the way to the track, you will have to carve in granite: "The people who did this damn - them for it not ashamed ยป.

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