Carthago bodies have strong and durable connections. Where others use screw connections, we apply hightech. As well as a high degree of stability, a main body reinforced with frame members and special bonding technologies also provides a clear plus with regard to safety.
The frame member for connecting the floor and the side walls acts as side collision protection if the worst comes to the worst. Thanks to features borrowed from aircraft construction, the main cabin is not only highly stable, but also light and torsionally rigid.
low-level scooter garage
Deep lowering of the scooter garage means maximum storage space and minimal effort when loading. An extremely strong wall to floor connection due to form-fitted and bonded frame members provides a load-bearing capacity of up to 450 kg.
Having GRP on the exterior means protection from hail, and having aluminium on the interior means protection against lightning strikes. The aluminium interior also takes over the function of heat storage in winter.
The typical Carthago curved roof is not only an unmistakeable design element but with the frame members on the inside, it makes a decisive contribution to the rigidity of the main cabin. And all of this without any thermal bridges whatsoever. Another safety plus: less sensitivity to side wind.
Provides all-round protection. The lower and upper sides are made from GRP, and between them there is a hard foam insulating core made from RTM Styrofoam. The high-stability floor has lifelong protection against humidity and rotting.
Provided at both sides via a high-stability frame member. Similarly to aircraft construction, it is form-fitted and bonded along the entire length. And if the worst comes to the worst, it has the effect of side collision protection. An integrated thermal bridge stop reliably prevents any thermal bridges.
side wall construction
Having aluminium not just on the exterior but also the interior of the walls is a prerequisite for efficient heat storage. This produces the typical Carthago well-being climate. The homogeneous heat radiation acts like a wall heater.
The Carthago main body construction is consistently oriented to that which Carthago drivers want: carefree travelling in the long term, and value retention. We therefore rely on long term quality.
GRP and aluminium are used where they are most effective.
For your protection and your comfort, even in event of hail, moisture, lightning and cold conditions. The unique chassis connection via extremely stable frame members is the guarantee of maximum torsional stiffness.
Quality that you can feel – journey after journey, year after year
Aluminium on the roof and inner walls provides protection like a Faraday cage. Additional lightning conductors in the chassis significantly* increase this protection effect. The lightning protection test has been proven: a Carthago main cabin provides verified protection against lightning strikes!
Lightning penetration with conventional GRP roof with wood/GRP roof interior.
Hail protection thanks to top side of roof being made from GRP. This makes your insurance premiums cheaper. The special feature: The protection against lightning strikes is retained thanks to the aluminium on the inside of the roof.
Stone chipping protection / underride guard
The GRP floor underside provides long-term protection against damage caused by stone impacts, rotting and moisture. For years – without the need for maintenance! The lowered frame of the scooter garage simultaneously acts as an underride guard and reduces collision damage.
The Carthago body is the guarantee of all-round protection. Its design provides protection from moisture. This promise is backed up by a ten-year water ingress warranty.
Ease of repair
Wherever possible, attention is paid to segmentation during the development of the main body components. In event of damage, this makes replacement easier and saves money. For example, there is a separately replaceable rear bumper at the rear of every vehicle.