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DRIVING TO EUROPE: FOTON iBlue EV Truck Obtains EU WVTA Certificate

On July 26, Chinese truck brand FOTON iBlue EV was granted a European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) certificate by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland, an independent third-party testing, inspection and certification body, also l one of the designated technical services for WVTA. .

This means that FOTON iBlue EV Truck fully meets the high standard of EU regulations and therefore could be exported to EU and non-EU countries and regions that require WVTA certification. It is also FOTON’s first EU electric vehicle type approval certificate for trucks.

The EU WVTA certificate, as an “entry card” for automotive products to enter the EU market, is accepted throughout the EU without the need for further testing until until a guideline is updated or your design changes.

FOTON iBlue truck has passed more than 30 tests for WVTA certificate, such as EMC, Electrical Safety Specification, NVH, Lane Departure Warning and Advanced Emergency Braking.

It uses CATL’s high-capacity, high-energy-density power bank, which is the largest battery company in the world, and PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor). It has the ability to fully meet the technical requirements for 0-30km/h starting acceleration, 30-50km/h overtaking acceleration and hill start capability, and has an advanced strategy of braking energy recovery and an ECO driving mode to adapt to different driving conditions and offer higher efficiency and 10% longer range. The complete vehicle is subjected to a rigorous test on the battery, motor and electronic control system and more than 800 static inspections. The range fade rate is less than or equal to 35% at low temperature, and its strong adaptability to the environment also improves the operational efficiency of the vehicle. And with 100,000 km of endurance tests carried out, the safety of the complete vehicle is also guaranteed.

In addition to electric trucks, FOTON’s all-electric buses have also reportedly been certified by WVTA and entered service in New Zealand in April this year. As the world enters low-carbon development, FOTON has also launched full-electric and hydrogen-powered products, which have been deployed in national bus systems, school bus fleets and airport shuttle fleets in the whole world. The success of WVTA certification for the FOTON iBlue EV truck means that FOTON has access to the most demanding European market.