Sustainable next-generation vehicles are primarily the result of the capabilities of next-generation production systems. Every e.GO Life is a product of a smart connected Microfactory. Our Microfactory is one of the first to be ready for 5G technology. It is part of a digital platform that we call IoP – the “Internet of Production”. On this IoP-platform, all processes in the production cycle, in the development cycle during product innovation, and in the user cycle of the utilization phase are fully integrated.
The Internet of Production thus controls and stores the history of every move and part, from vehicle creation to reconditioning and renewal. This platform is thus a prerequisite for an ecological circular economy in which manufacturers take responsibility for their ecological footprint at every stage of the product cycle.
The twin of this next-generation smart digital production is intelligent product design: the unique construction of the e.GO is based on an aluminum spaceframe, which until now has only been used for luxury vehicles or in racing. Like a Formula 1 racing car, an e.GO therefore does not need a self-sustained steel body. This not only increases the safety and rigidity of the vehicle, but also eliminates the most expensive, energy- and resource-intensive processes compared with traditional vehicle production, namely the paint shop and steel press shop.
The days of enormous factories that are only profitable when more than hundredthousands of vehicles are produced simply no longer fit our times. The Microfactory is therefore not only an answer to the economic but also to the ecological questions of our time. At e.GO, growth through increased sales derives from market demand and not from the need to utilize the capacity of an environmentally irresponsible mass production.