Scania electric truck pushed against Golf for crash test [Video]
As the Swedes explained, the crash test simulated a road situation that can happen at any time and in real life.
The Swedish company Scania conducted an unusual crash test of its electric truck. To do this, the "green" heavy truck rammed a Volkswagen Golf car. As The Drive explains, in this way the Swedes decided to test the reliability of the batteries of an electric truck.
Before this crash test, engineers performed a computer simulation of such an incident. However, Scania decided to throw a real collision to confirm the results. As the company explained, the crash test simulated a road situation that can happen at any time and in real life.
According to the Swedes, as a result of the tests, the batteries of the electric truck themselves were not critically damaged. The same cannot be said for the Volkswagen Golf, which can now only be used for other crash tests.
Scania electric trucks are equipped with a 310 horsepower electric motor. Heavy trucks are offered in various modifications. Without recharging, the car can travel about 250 kilometers.
Previously, a very unusual crash test was noted by Volvo. The Swedes decided to lift several new cars on a crane and then drop them from a height of 30 meters. The company explained that this approach helped to fully simulate the damage found in the most serious accidents. Also, the crash test became a serious test for the Swedish emergency services, which took part in the extreme crash test.