Range Extenders Add 620 Mile Range to Volvo Electric Cars

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Range Extenders Add 620 Mile to Volvo Electric Cars

Jul 13,

Volvo’s Flywheel KERS Energy Recovery System) system was the first of many experiments for the Scandinavian automaker. Now the is on range extenders for electric Volvo is working on three combinations of gas engines and electric which it claims can push the car’s at least 620 miles km) further than on battery alone.

All three versions use engines that can run on gasoline or E85 with electric generators and

The first two systems are based on the C30 Electric and the third is based on the V60 Both systems for the C30 necessitate a battery pack to fit the internal engine installed under the load compartment floor and its gallon (40 liter) fuel All three systems feature energy regeneration.

The first C30 concept uses a series-connected extender which utilizes a 60-hp three-cylinder engine. The I-3 is to a 40 kW generator which drives the 111-hp (82 kW) electric motor. The offers a driver selectable to let the generator charge the battery increasing the car’s operating on electric power alone.


Volvo claims this extender increases the electric range by as much as 620 miles km) over the 69-mile (110 km) of the battery pack.

The second C30 range extender system is this concept uses a 190-hp three-cylinder engine to a six-speed automatic which the rear wheels. Volvo this system gives fuel efficiency when on the highway with the internal engine. This system hooks a 40kW generator to the engine to charge the battery which provides power to the (82kW) electric motor to the front wheels. Volvo the combined rating of the engine and total 301-hp which the C30 Electric reach 62 mph (100 in less than six seconds.

This range extender the car’s range by more 620 miles (1000 km) past the (75 km) range.

The Volvo V60 concept uses a parallel-connected range similar to the aforementioned C30, but in this the entire drive package under the hood. It uses the turbocharged 190-hp three-cylinder 40kW generator and 111-hp (80 kW) motor as the C30 Electric parallel The car can travel up to 31 mph (50 km/h) on electric alone. Once the car exceeds 31 mph from the force-inducted three-banger the front wheels through a automatic transmission. The gas engine recharges the battery pack its charge drops below a level.

The battery pack located the rear load floor can the car a range of 31 miles (50 km) on electric alone. Volvo claims the total range exceeds 620 (1000 km) and is fitted with an gallon (45 liter) fuel

This is an exciting expansion of our focus on electrification,” said Crabb, Vice President of Engineering, Volvo Car Corporation. cost and size mean all-electric cars still a relatively limited operating With the Range Extender, the car has its effective range increased by a kilometers — yet with dioxide emissions below or way 50 g/km.

The series-hybrid range in the C30 is part of an EU project of eight — Volvo being the automaker in the group. The two parallel-hybrid extenders are being developed a grant of nearly $1.7 (EUR 1.2 million) from the Energy Agency.

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