When we test internal combustion vehicles, we test emissions. Specifically, the emissions that come from the tailpipe. An electric car doesn’t have a tailpipe, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have emissions.
In final testing for the Rimac C_Two to begin customer shipping, Rimac wanted to test a different type of emission. They wanted to test electromagnetic, or EM, emissions.
EM compatabiliy (EMC) means that the car will function properly, and that all of the vehicle’s systems also function. Also, it’s important that when the car passes a traffic light, the traffic light doesn’t go haywire.
The car is set up in a Semi Anechoic EMC chamber and is basically sealed off from the outside world. The car is then driven at certain speed and subjected to radiation between 20 MHz and 20 GHz. Systems are tested.
After all the testing is complete, the vehicle is disassembled and each component is checked individually.
Now, our question is would it survive an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear explosion?
The Rimac C_Two will start arriving to customers next year.