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Volvo C30 Electric

Test Drive Videos: s All-Electric C30

Volvo let us tool in their all-electric car in Los Angeles. are going upscale.

November 19,

Manufacturers let you drive their

Volvo, among other brought its all-electric C30 to the Los Angeles Show for test drives. To consumers a bit, we ve begun to grades to cars.

As a baseline, the Leaf (see e arlier ) gets an A-, while the Chevy (test drive here ) a high B according to our highly test criteria. Both have pretty good for mid-sized cars and you don’t get the that you’re driving that has been compromised to get it to run on The Nissan gets points for not an on-board gas engine and costing $8,000 less. Nonetheless, the had more interior room and hills well: we tested the on a pancake-flat surface.

In different test conditions, the could easily be flipped.

The MiEV got a B to B- in a drive in Japan. it had a smaller battery than the Leaf (18 versus 24 kilowatt you could feel the weight of it a bit in the base of the car. Go figure.

Unlike those three the Volvo C30 electric is more of a The company will deliver 50 of for the Department of Energy of Sweden year and then may expand to around 200.

Volvo, has a plug-in diesel hybrid to Europe in late 2012 will get around 75 miles per and a plug-in gas hybrid coming to the around the same time. The of the battery in the plug-ins will be 12 The all-electric has a 24-kilowatt-hour battery, drives the cost up.

While Ener1 makes the for the all-electric, another manufacturer the batteries for the plug-ins.

The diesel hybrid will emit a low 49 of carbon dioxide per kilometer, to Volvo’s Lennert Stegland, who up the company’s alternative car unit. will skip Prius-like and go straight to all-electrics and plug-ins, he Adding 100 kilos of batteries can cut economy by 3 percent, which the carbon trade-off tricky for hybrids.

Volvo C30 Electric

The company also true to its roots by not exaggerating the s performance. It will go 100 miles on a but realistically, it will go 80 miles if use the air conditioner or punch the accelerator.

“This car is meant for city he said. “It can be used for 80 to 90 of your commuting needs.”

So how it drive? The car is a notch above the even though both a 24-kilowatt-hour battery. It accelerates brakes firmly and navigates like orange plastic without excessive wobbling.

The handling comes in part of the improved weight distribution has managed to achieve: approximately 56 of the weight sits in the front and 44 is in the back. The car also has a drag of 0.28, Stegland said.

But what pushes it ahead of the is the fact that it feels a Volvo. The Leaf feels an economy car. In the Volvo, you like you re hermetically sealed from the outside world. electric cars are quiet, the C30 was quieter than most.

you’re behind the wheel, you can that you are driving a better-quality

Unfortunately, the Volvo gets back because consumers may not see for a while. So in the end, an A-.

Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric

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