Omoda 5 EV passes 2 crucial battery tests

The Omoda E5 will make its Philippine debut at MIAS 2024 next month

Omoda 5 EV passes 2 crucial battery tests

MANILA: Omoda revealed that its flagship electric car — the E5 — has passed two crucial electric vehicle (EV) battery tests, namely water wading and underbody scraping.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How deep was the water that the Omoda E5 has to go through?

    Per Omoda, the E5 had to brave a pool with water as high as its front grille.
  • How high was the metal post that the Omoda E5 had to pass through?

    The Omoda E had to pass through a metal pole that's 210mm high.
  • Per the Chinese car brand, the said achievement only proves that the Omoda E5 offers “true safety” as it “successfully withstood these challenges, demonstrating the vehicle’s reliable safety capabilities.”

    Water wading test

    According to Omoda, the E5 completed the water wading test without any signs of water leakage, electrical faults, or any insulation data anomaly alarm triggers.

    Omoda E5 water wading test

    The feat — aimed to verify the car’s sealed waterproof performance — was achieved after having the Omoda E5 drive through a pool with water levels covering the front grille. Surging waves made the evaluation more challenging as they caused the water to rise further, reaching at least 75 percent of the EV’s front fascia.

    Nevertheless, the Omoda E5 navigated the entire pool steadily.

    Underbody scraping

    Equally stringent was the underbody scraping test, which proved that the Omoda E5’s battery pack can withstand impact.

    The test, according to the Chery-owned brand, simulated “accidental” scenarios that happen in real-life driving conditions where the vehicle encounters obstacles protruding above the road surface.

    Omoda E5 underbody crash test

    During the said underbody scraping test, the Omoda E5 was driven over a 210-millimeter (mm)-high metal post, which posed a significant challenge to the EV’s structural integrity. After scraping its lowest point — 30mm above the obstacle — the underbody battery pack remained undamaged and effectively protected.

    “Safety has always been the foundational principle of Omoda’s vehicle manufacturing. The Omoda E5’s satisfactory performance in both the water wading and underbody scraping tests is a testament to Omoda’s utmost pursuit of safety. This not only significantly assures users of their future travel but also showcases how Omoda, through its advancements in safety technology, continues to elevate industry standards,” Omoda said in a press statement.

    The Omoda E5 and the Omoda 5 (internal combustion engine-powered model) will make their Philippine debut at the 2024 Manila International Auto Show. Vehicles from the brand’s sister marque Jaecoo will also be in attendance.

    Those looking to check out the Omoda E5 can drop by the company’s booth at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay.

    Photos from Omoda Philippines

    Also read:

    Omoda 5 units brought to PH for pre-launch activities, previews

    Omoda 5 EV to debut at MIAS 2024

    Jaecoo 7 to make PH debut at MIAS 2024

    Sell your car at the best price

    Verified and genuine buyers Verified and genuine buyers
    Free listing Free listing
    List your car
    • Explore Omoda E5

      • Omoda E5
      Omoda E5
      Alert Me When Launched

    You might also be interested in

    • Upcoming
    • Omoda E5
      Omoda E5
      ₱1.5 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jun, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • JAECOO J7
      JAECOO J7
      ₱1.6 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jun, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Honda WR-V
      Honda WR-V
      ₱1.266 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch May, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Toyota Vios 2024
      Toyota Vios 2024
      ₱832,000 Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jun, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • MG RX8
      MG RX8
      ₱1.05 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch May, 2024 Alert Me When Launched

    Trending SUV

    • Upcoming
    • Omoda E5
      Omoda E5
      ₱1.5 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jun, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • JAECOO J7
      JAECOO J7
      ₱1.6 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jun, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • MG RX8
      MG RX8
      ₱1.05 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch May, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Land Rover Defender 90
      Land Rover Defender 90
      ₱6.35 - 6.75 Million SRP Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jul, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • ZEEKR X
      ZEEKR X
      ₱1.65 Million Expected Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jun, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    • Land Rover Defender 110
      Land Rover Defender 110
      ₱6.79 - 10.49 Million SRP Price Manila
      Expected Launch Jul, 2024 Alert Me When Launched
    Upcoming SUV Cars

    Omoda E5 Car Articles From Carmudi

    • journal
    • advice
    • financing
    • insurance
    • BYD Cars PH, BPITCRC forge partnership
      BYD Cars PH, BPITCRC forge partnership
      Ruben Manahan IV, Apr 17, 2024
    • Select Toyota Land Cruiser units recalled for possible automatic transmission ECU concerns
      Select Toyota Land Cruiser units recalled for possible automatic transmission ECU concerns
      Ruben Manahan IV, Apr 16, 2024
    • Isuzu PH, PHRX refreshes collaboration
      Isuzu PH, PHRX refreshes collaboration
      Ruben Manahan IV, Apr 15, 2024
    • Fuel prices to spike up anew this week
      Fuel prices to spike up anew this week
      Ruben Manahan IV, Apr 15, 2024
    • Marcos Jr. orders prohibition of sirens, blinkers usage
      Marcos Jr. orders prohibition of sirens, blinkers usage
      Paulo Papa, Apr 15, 2024
    • Everything you need to know about car title transfer in the Philippines
      Everything you need to know about car title transfer in the Philippines
      Carmudi PH, Apr 17, 2024
    • How intense heat damages your car
      How intense heat damages your car
      Cherryl Anne Cruz, May 08, 2020
    • How Often Should I Clean My Air Conditioning System?
      How Often Should I Clean My Air Conditioning System?
      Cherryl Anne Cruz, Jul 21, 2017
    • How Can You Avoid Back Pain When Driving?
      How Can You Avoid Back Pain When Driving?
      Margarett Escano, Sep 15, 2017
    • How to Buy a Family Car
      How to Buy a Family Car
      Cherryl Anne Cruz, Jul 21, 2017
    • Mistakes to avoid when refinancing your car loan
      Mistakes to avoid when refinancing your car loan
      Carmudi PH, Apr 18, 2024
    •  How to calculate your used car loan payments: Tools and tips
      How to calculate your used car loan payments: Tools and tips
      Carmudi PH, Apr 16, 2024
    • Top 5 tips to get approved for a used car loan
      Top 5 tips to get approved for a used car loan
      Carmudi PH, Apr 12, 2024
    • Beginner's guide to financing a used car in the Philippines
      Beginner's guide to financing a used car in the Philippines
      Carmudi PH, Apr 11, 2024
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Car Financing
      Advantages and Disadvantages of Car Financing
      Wilbert Tan, Jul 21, 2017
    • A step-by-step guide on how to claim car insurance in the Philippines
      A step-by-step guide on how to claim car insurance in the Philippines
      Carmudi PH, Apr 18, 2024
    • Compulsory Third-Party Liability Insurance (CTPL) vs. Comprehensive Insurance: What's best for you?
      Compulsory Third-Party Liability Insurance (CTPL) vs. Comprehensive Insurance: What's best for you?
      Carmudi PH, Apr 15, 2024
    • Choosing the right car insurance policy in the Philippines
      Choosing the right car insurance policy in the Philippines
      Carmudi PH, Apr 10, 2024
    • Everything You Need to Know About GAP Insurance
      Everything You Need to Know About GAP Insurance
      Cherryl Anne Cruz, Jul 21, 2017
    • Car Insurance for Newlyweds- Combining Policies
      Car Insurance for Newlyweds- Combining Policies
      Wilbert Tan, Jul 21, 2017

    Compare

    You can add 3 variants maximum*