With demand for electric cars growing sharply, the need for lightweight components that enable a greater driving range for this category of vehicles is rising as well. The automotive supplier Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, now offers a front trunk (frunk) made of Ultra-Silent, a lightweight, noise-reducing and sustainable technology for underbodies, particularly developed for electric vehicles.
The multifunctional frunk made from Ultra-Silent is particularly light thanks to its textile fibers and replaces the heavier plastic solutions consisting of several individual components that are common in electric vehicles today. With the lightweight frunk, electric cars save on average 3 kg in weight, which results in lower electric energy consumption and higher driving range.
At the same time, it also improves vehicle acoustics. Thanks to their sound-absorbing textile material composition, the Ultra-Silent components reduce annoying noises at the source. Additionally, synergies with other acoustic components have a positive impact on the vehicle’s overall acoustic comfort. It is also highly sustainable as it is made entirely of PET and contains up to 70% of recycled material.