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Volvo C30 Electric

At this year’s Detroit Show, Volvo Cars is attention to the issue of electric car by displaying a Volvo C30 Electric has undergone a frontal collision at the low speed of 64 km/h.

In Detroit we are the car maker to show the world a truly safe electric car like after a collision high-speed impact, says Cars’ President and CEO Stefan

Our tests show it is vital to the batteries from the electric crumple zones to make it as as a conventional car. This is of utmost not only to the people riding in an car, but also to, for example, responders, says Stefan

We note that not everyone now launches or is in the process of launching cars are approaching the safety as we are. But Volvo will compromise on our stringent safety Jacoby continued without any company in particular.

Batteries and cables intact

The car on is a Volvo C30 Electric, which had a charged battery when it was at Volvo Cars’ crash laboratory in early December The crash was a so-called offset in which 40 per cent of the front hit a at 64 km/h.

The test produced the results we expected. The C30 Electric the very same high level as a C30 with a combustion The front deformed and distributed the energy as we expected.

Both the and the cables that are part of the system remained entirely after the collision, relates Jan Senior Manager Safety Requirements at Volvo Cars.

batteries, small motor

The of an electric car differs from of a conventional car — and the new components a number of new safety challenges, as fuel supply is recognised as a problem in a collision in conventional

In order to give the Volvo C30 a range of up to 150 km it is necessary to have a pack that weighs 300 kg and this takes up far more than a conventional fuel Under the bonnet, the combustion has been replaced by a more and lighter electric motor. is more, the car has a 400 Volt high-voltage system.

Our far-reaching research the importance of separating the lithium-ion from the car’s crumple and the passenger compartment. This is the safety approach we apply regard to the fuel tank in a car. Another challenge is to the crumple zones at the front the smaller motor occupies space than usual, Jan Ivarsson.

Well-protected batteries

In the Volvo C30 the batteries are fitted in the traditional tank position and in the tunnel The batteries are robustly encapsulated. and other parts of the car’s around the battery pack are

All the cables are shielded for maximum

The crash sensor in the car also the fuses — and power is cut in 50 in a collision by the same signal deploys the airbags. The system has fuses that cut directly if an fault is detected, such as a cable coming into with the body frame.

In a car, the combustion engine distribute the incoming collision In the C30 Electric this task is by a reinforced frontal structure also helps absorb the collision energy made as a of the car’s added weight.

test programme

The crash-tested are part of a rigorous test that also includes a number of virtual crashes. components and systems are also individually.

In addition to frontal full-scale the C30 Electric has been subjected to accident scenarios such as collisions and rear-end impacts. The also includes front and collisions with a rigid The aim is to ensure that the car gives its the best possible crash in the accident scenarios that are frequent in real-life traffic.

For us, the behind electric power is yet exciting challenge in our drive to the safest cars in the world, Jan Ivarsson.

No compromise

With the of climate change occuring at time in the future, interest in cars by government bodies and generation companies (but not by private individuals though) has The electric motor is almost times more energy-efficient a combustion engine — and if the car is recharged using renewable it produces virtually no carbon emissions. Although it is recognised there isn’t sufficient energy available to provide recharging.

The C30 Electric meets car buyers’ demands for minimised carbon emissions. However, this can no circumstances come at the expense of properties that customers of their Volvos. That is why our C30 has to be as comfortable, as usable, as fun to drive and as as all the other C30 variants, explains Stegland, director of Volvo Special Vehicles division.

fleet on the way

Volvo Cars’ car project currently encompasses 250 vehicles that will be by a number of companies and authorities. of the first Volvo C30 Electric to in Sweden will start 2012. A demo fleet is planned for the United States.


The Volvo C30 Electric just one approach to Volvo environmental strategy.

Volvo will introduce a hybrid in Europe in 2012. It a diesel engine backing up the motor. This cuts to less than 50g of CO2 per kilometre.

the plug-in hybrid will to the United States with a engine backing up the electrical

The third element is to use power to provide more fuel from Volvo’s new, generation of downsized engines.


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