Volvo Cars Concepts Electrics Hybrids And Yachts SA Car Fan

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Volvo V60 PHEV

Volvo Cars: Concepts, Hybrids And Yachts

Last the Volvo Ocean Race into Cape Town and with it much excitement and What, you may ask, has yachting got to do motorcars? Well, this Ocean Race is considered the One of yachting, which means the are fast, aerodynamic, lightweight, fibre beauties allbeit by the wind.

Okay, so it s a bit of a longshot, but s where Volvo come in and the divide between land and because the title sponsors some interesting cars for us to look at.

While I often there would be a strong for wind-powered cars in Cape every time a South whips up, the Volvo C30 Electric, its own battery on-board, offers a far consistent source of propulsion and one could potentially be fueled by the GWh per year Darling Wind

The C30 Electric retains the comfort, and equipment levels found in the car. but boosts its green with a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 82 kW / 220 Nm electric motor, that to offer a range of 150 kilometers on a charge, as well as acceptable figures of 0 70 km/h in 6 seconds and a 130 top speed. Depending on the available the car can be recharged with 6 8 hours via a 230V socket.

Having though the final development the Volvo C30 Electric is now being on the regular C30 production line for to 250 select fleet clients include government agencies and across Europe, the USA and China. Stegland, director of Volvo Special Vehicles, says, It is that by 2020 between and ten percent of cars in Sweden be powered by electricity. Around 2025 we expect that cars will have three to ten percent of the EU market .

Understandably then, Volvo to be ready to compete in a renewable market place and by all accounts seem to be on the pace.

Unlike who ve invested boat loads of into all-new products, the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Fisker Karma, Tesla and South Africa s own Optimal Joule, Volvo are banking on proven C30 platform to give a cost effective and timeous in the green-car race. While competitors can be applauded for taking the bull by the horns and providing a of the future now, there s a question as to whether and here a yachting metaphor these haven t hoisted their a little too early. After even big brands such as Lexus, Porsche and Toyota are battling to fill their spinnakers with the relative of hybrid sales.

Hybrid s are undoubtedly the motor s answer to the missing link, between now and the dawn of the electric as forecast by Mr Stegland just a paragraph ago, they environmental agencies, tree-huggers and bullied into a guilty by the two. Abstract notions may be, but in real terms, hybrids all the practicalities of conventional vehicles warming us up to the adoption of electric or vehicles of the future, providing us a choice when it comes to the real value of new-car CO2 taxes, and of course reduced bills and environmental emissions.

Volvo V60 PHEV

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) is one such and a shining one at that. With the order books having just this week, the V60 is the world s first diesel-electric hybrid production car. The V60 combines Volvo s 2.4-litre, 160 kW / 440 Nm, turbo-diesel engine with a 52 kW / 200 Nm motor to deliver some figures.

A six-speed automatic directs power from the to the front wheels, while the motor (powered by a 11.2 kWh battery) drives the rear The diesel-electric powertrain boasts of 0 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, 2 seconds than the range-topping V60 T6, but yet is capable of a 1.9 L/100km and 49 g/km of CO2.

the yachts and crew of the multi-million Volvo Ocean Race on show in Cape Town, all-carbon fibre construction, new kevlar composite molded the latest ocean-going broadband communications systems and , well you get the Volvo also showed off Concept Universe.

The Concept Universe offers the a sneak preview of what can expect from our next sedan, says Stefan President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. The Universe s design language a coupe-like roofline and contemporary, rear end, together cues borrowed from Volvo models of the past. The is intended to wrap around its with intuitive controls and a that approaches the hand the driver reaches towards it.

A colour scheme in front, to create a lighter ambiance in the whilst classic forms, and textures, are used to create a luxury experience. The Concept is entirely built by hand and 8 000 hours to finish.

So then, still not convinced of the between yachts and cars? are we, but it did get us talking about Volvos, and to coin a phrase, is saying

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