Methods from the Repair Technology Centre are made available through an online portal called escribe. escribe is one of the UK’s leading repair methods solutions and is designed to help the industry return crash damaged vehicles back to their pre-accident condition and Euro NCAP safety rating in the most effective and efficient way.

As technologies such as ADAS are becoming standard in modern cars, the need for up-to-date repair methods has never been more important. Escribe alerts repairers to the fitment of modern materials and new technologies allowing them to fully understand the impact they have on the repair.

Hyundai IONIQ EV 2019-on 5 Door Hatchback (HY3009)

The Hyundai Ioniq EV is Hyundai’s first electric vehicle. The ioniq battery capacity is 38.3 kWh. The HV power train is liquid cooled, the draining and refiling of the cooling system is required to remove the H.V battery and the traction motor, the removal of the suspension rear is also required for H.V battery removal. The ADAS fitment can include AEB, Adaptive speed control, Blind spot detection and lane departure warning with lane keep assist. The body structure offers good protection to both occupancy and H.V components through the extensive use of hot stamped ultra-high strength steel in the A post and B post reinforcements, roof rail and chassis leg rear assembly(s).

Hyundai Kona EV 2018 – 2021

The Hyundai Kona EV is Hyundai’s second electric vehicle. The Kona is available with two different battery capacities; 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh. The HV power train is liquid cooled, the draining and refiling of the cooling system(s) is required to remove the H.V battery and the traction motor. The body structure offers good protection to both occupancy and H.V components through the extensive use of hot stamped ultra high strength steel in the A post and B post reinforcements, roof rail and sill reinforcements. An aluminium extrusion is also fitted within the sill reinforcement area to provide additional energy management around the H.V battery in side impact scenarios.

Vauxhall Vivaro 2019 On

The third generation Vauxhall Vivaro is the first Vivaro model to be based on the PSA EMP 2 platform. ADAS fitment can include; AEB with pedestrian detection and traffic sign recognition, Blind spot assist and lane departure warning. The body structure contains; mild steel and a range of high strength steels. Ultra high strength steel is used in the A, post and B post reinforcements and in the sill and roof rail reinforcement areas.

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