Last week, we headed to Kiruna, Northern Sweden, where Volvo showed us just how its C30 electric car coped with harsh winters in the frozen arctic. Thanks to an interview with Volvo C30 Electric program manager Annelie Gustavsson, we’ve already explained the theory of keeping the C30 and its occupants warm and functional in extreme cold. Now it’s time to tell you how the car fared in a real-life situation. While the weather in Kiruna regularly dips to below -20 degrees Fahrenheit during the middle of winter, our visit coincided with a heat wave of 30 degrees. To give us a taste of...
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