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Volvo C30 Electric

  • Volvo tests inductive charging with C30 Electric

    "Inductive charging has great potential" according to Volvo following its study into wireless charging of electric cars. The Swedish automaker conducted testing with Flanders' Drive, an automotive technology knowledge center in Belgium and a consortium of other companies, to determine whether wireless charging was practical, efficient and safe in real-world trials. Their conclusion? Quite simply, that it is practical, safe and efficient. "Cordless technology is a comfortable and effective way to conveniently transfer energy,” said Lennart Stegland, Vice President, Electric Propulsion...

  • Volvo C30 Electric Arctic Test Drive
    Volvo C30 Electric Test Fleet: Latest Update Adds Fast Charging

    The Volvo C30 Electric car might not be on general sale to the public, but that doesn't mean the Swedish automaker isn't serious about its compact electric car. Its test fleet in Sweden allows the company to fully evaluate electric vehicles before it brings one to market in full production guise...

  • Volvo C30 Electric Arctic Test Drive
    Volvo C30 Electric: Winter Drive Report

    Over the past few days, we've told you about our trip to Kiruna, Sweden, where Volvo allowed us to put its C30 electric car through its paces in a series of cold-weather tests designed to push the car to its limit. Now it's time to tell you about our real-world test drive, along 40 miles of snow...

  • Volvo C30 Electric Arctic Test Drive
    Volvo C30 Electric Car: How Quickly Does It Warm Up In Cold Weather? (Video)

    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...

  • Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    2012 Volvo C30 Electric Winter Testing: What Should We Test?

    It’s no secret that electric cars prefer temperate weather in which to operate. That’s why many electric automakers add features to their cars to ensure that battery packs are kept at optimum temperature, regardless of how warm it is outside. But how do electric automakers test their...

  • Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    ELVIIS Keeps Your Volvo Electric Car Rocking...

    The King may be dead, but your electric Volvo won't be, thanks to the ELVIIS research project. Swedish automaker Volvo has announced its participation in the Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure (ELVIIS) project, to improve the electric car charging process. Together with Ericsson, Swedish...

  • 2012 Volvo XC60

    Volvo isn’t the largest automaker in the world -- but it is one of the safest thanks to a long-standing passion about passenger and pedestrian safety dating back to when the company was founed nearly 85 years ago. But recently Volvo has developed a new passion to put alongside its aim to have no-one die as a result of a Volvo accident by the year 2020 -- a goal of zero-emissions. To help move towards that goal, Volvo will be introducing a new range of lighter, smaller, and more fuel efficient engines in a company-wide downsizing of all of its engines. Four cylinders, not more Just like...

  • Volvo series hybrid (range-extended electric car) test vehicle layout
    Volvos A La Volt: Swedish Carmaker Tests Range Extenders In C30, V60

    Swedish carmaker Volvo now operates a test fleet of all-electric C30 hatchbacks, and it's also rolling out another experimental car, a V60 wagon with a diesel engine driving the front wheels, and an electric motor powering the rear. The two cars are now spawning a second generation of test...

  • Stefan Jacoby, Volvo Cars CEO, at Volvo "Innovations Toward Zero" seminar, June 2011
    Many Ways For Volvo To Go Green And Save Gas, Says CEO

    Volvo likes to think of itself as a conscientious car company. "Why are we different?" asked Stefan Jacoby, Volvo's German CEO. "We are Swedish; we come from a human-centric company. We do things because they have a purpose for people." Safety, yes, but also green Those things used to revolve...

  • Volvo C30 Electric
    Volvo to Start European C30 Electric Car Test Leases This Summer

    Volvo has just announced that it is about to start the second phase of its all-electric C30 test program with a 250 strong fleet later this summer. The Swedish automaker has been working on the electric version of its C30 coupe for some time now, and already has a small test-fleet of 50 cars...

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