Volvo C30 EV Tested in Extreme Cold [VIDEO]

The problem with electric cars is that in very low temperatures lot of energy from the battery will go into heating the cabin. Volvo is taking a different approach with their C30 Electric, that they recently tested in temperatures as low as -20° Celsius.

The C30 Electric can be heated via a bio-ethanol powered heater fitted in all cars, without compromising the battery driving range. It is also possible to run the climate unit on electricity from the batteries- in this case, an immersion heater warms up the coolant in the climate unit.

“We must ensure that the C30 Electric performs as intended when driving, parking and charging in a variety of conditions, from normal to very cold or hot. Northern Sweden is the perfect place to do sub-zero temperature testing,” says Lennart Stegland, director of Volvo Cars’ Special Vehicles.


RELATED POSTS

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification with extra 30bhp revealed
Jaguar F-Type rendered as a shooting brake
Moynat creates a bespoke trunk for Jaguar F-Type Roadster
British buyer pays £6.2m for McLaren F1
UK-only Bentley Mulsanne 95' revealed, celebrates company's 95th anniversary
Official: McLaren confirms track-only P1 for introduction in 2015
Fiat unveils surf-inspired 500L Vans concept for 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing
Lamborghini teases a new car ahead of Paris debut
2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is Mercedes S-Class
Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo revealed for GT6
The Dendrobium - Singapore's first-ever electric hypercar previewed
Order books now open for the premium class Volkswagen Arteon
Tags: , ,
linode.com