Volvo will test electric version of the C30 hatchback in 2011

Article by Christian A., on January 12, 2011

Volvo will be testing an electric version of the C30 hatchback in the U.S. market this year, according to Stefan Jacoby, Volvo's CEO. He also said that in Europe starting in 2012, an extended range C30 hybrid plug-in capable of getting 120 miles per gallon would also be available.

And in 2013, a plug-in hybrid version of the C30 will be introduced in the U.S. market. After presenting a C30 that has been crash-tested in Sweden, Jacoby said that Volvo seeks to bring a new buzz-word to the electric vehicle segment.

At the Detroit Auto Show, Jacoby said that the talk about these innovating vehicles are focused on design, usability, charging times, price and driving range. He pointed out that the safety aspect has not been a major consideration of most carmakers.

This is where Volvo enters and offers its crash-tested C30. Jacoby said that its safe, uncompromising electric vehicle was tested in Volvo's safety lab in Gothenburg, Sweden, in order to make sure that the batteries and cables would be completely intact after a side or rear-impact collision.

Jan Ivarsson, head of Volvo's safety strategy, said that the electric version of the C30 is just as safe as the gasoline powered version.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

An RHD (right hand drive) BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been listed to be for sale by Romans International, UK’s leading supercar dealership. The first owner of this rare...
by - May 24, 2017
Audi will be offering something exciting for its United Kingdom market. The company announced that it will be adding new features as standard to the A4 range. It also confirmed...
by - May 24, 2017
You guys are probably aware of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan. Knowing this, you would expect that both companies will come up with something impressive. Sources say that the...
by - May 24, 2017
Amongst all sports cars on the planet, which one is the world’s best-selling model? Would you have guessed that it is the Ford Mustang? According to IHS Markit’s global automotive...
by - May 24, 2017
It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s Kris Singh’s blue carbon flying machine! Time stood still for a few minutes after the extremely rare Pagani Huayra BC Macchina...
by - May 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries