Volvo Cars is presenting a complete battery electric Volvo C30 with a range of 150 km.
The C30 now being shown in Detroit takes the company one step further in the development process. It features both a complete interior and full instrumentation, as well as enhanced battery packaging.
The electric C30 looks like a regular Volvo C30 and it offers the very same safety, comfort and roominess as the standard car.
The most obvious difference inside the car is the new instruments facing the driver. The gauges and graphics are somewhat different to those in a conventional Volvo. The cool and user-friendly combined instrument shows in principle only road speed and energy consumption. However, it also integrates a number of new symbols such as a gauge for battery charge status and other relevant information for this type of vehicle.
The driving experience is also different to that in a conventional car. The electric C30 has no gears and the motor’s power is delivered seamlessly, with full power available immediately.
“Sailing along virtually without a sound is a very special experience. The power is there instantaneously. We need to spend a lot of time verifying a transmission system that is both comfortable and safe for the driver to handle and at the same time utilizes the battery’s capacity optimally at different speeds,” says Lennart Stegland.
Top speed with a fully charged battery pack is about 130 km/h (81 mph). Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes less than 11 seconds. The car’s range is up to 150 km (94 miles). This covers the daily transport needs of more than 90 percent of all motorists in Europe.
Technical specification Electric C30
|Car model:||Volvo C30 – full four seater|
|Main engine:||Electric engine 40/82KW|
|Power output:||Electric engine 82kW, 111 bhp|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h:||10.5 seconds|
|Charging duration:||Charging via standard power socket, 230 V, 16 ampere: < 8 hours|
|Range on electric power:||150 km (NEDC cycle)|
|Battery energy content:||24 kWh nominal energy, of which 22.7 kWh used to power the car|
|Battery weight:||280 kg|
|Carbon dioxide emissions (tailpipe):||none|