At the Detroit Auto Show 2011 Volvo Cars is spotlighting the important issue of electric car safety in an unusual, but distinctive way. On the company's stand there is a Volvo C30 Electric that has undergone a frontal collision test at 40 mph (64 km/h). "Our tests show it is vital to separate the batteries from the electric car's crumple zones to make it as safe as a conventional car. In Detroit we are the first car maker to show the world what a truly safe electric car looks like after a collision with high-speed impact," says Volvo Cars' President and CEO Stefan Jacoby.
► 2012 Volvo C30 Electric - Winter Tests
The Volvo C30 Electric has been exposed to gruelling winter conditions in
order to ensure that the battery-powered car runs smoothly in temperatures
as low as -20° Celsius. Volvo Cars' requirements on the C30 Electric are
just as stringent as on all other Volvo models and the battery-powered car
is exposed to the same test regime. On top of this, several new test
methods have been developed for the electric vehicles. All in all, over 200
different tests have been performed. The C30 Electric has a innovative
solution that makes it possible to get comfortable heating in cold winter
conditions without compromising the battery driving range. Climate control
in the passenger compartment takes place via a bio-ethanol powered heater
fitted in all cars. The car's ethanol tank can carry 14.5 litres of
bio-ethanol. It is also possible to run the climate unit on electricity
from the batteries. In electric mode an immersion heater warms up the
coolant in the climate unit.
THE NEW MAXIMIZE (Volvo Crash Test Compilation)
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At Volvo, the ability to replicate road accidents contributes to
world-class crash safety.
Volvo's crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the
almost 3,000 full-scale tests that have been carried out during the
high-tech facility's first decade have helped give Volvo owners some of the
"We can replicate most of the incident and accident scenarios that take
place out on the roads. By analyzing these and then testing new safety
technology in the crash-test laboratory, we can improve the safety level in
our cars so that they become even safer in real-life traffic conditions,"
says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo.
When the new safety center was inaugurated by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf
in early 2000, it was one of the most advanced in the car industry - a
position it has retained over the years thanks to the continuous
implementation of new equipment and new test methods.
The latest technology infusion is in the form of a set of digital
high-speed cameras that can take 200,000 frames per second.
2011 Volvo C30 Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Volvo C30. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one
of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of
The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a
reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo
XC60 passes the test.
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2012 Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/c30/2012/ The 2012 Volvo C30 coupe is a lot
of fun to drive. Volvo is known for being one of the world's safest car
manufacturer. Most of their line-up consists of sedans and crossover
utility vehicles and the C30 is the only coupe in their line-up of
vehicles. The 2012 Volvo C30 has a base price of $24,950 with the top of
the line R-Design Platinum costing $31,850. But you can add a factory
performance upgrade called the Polestar package for under $2000 that will
Boost performance significantly.
Volvo did not hold back when it came to powering the C30. Under the hood
live a turbocharged 2.5 liter inline
5-cylinder engine that makes 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of
torque. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.
Fuel economy is pretty good for a high performance engine as the 2012 Volvo
C30 nets 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. The vehicle featured
in this car review video has the $1295 Polestar Performance Package
equipped. This package is essential an engine tuner software that adds 23
HP and 37 lb-ft. of torque without sacrificing fuel economy. Also the
Polestar Package will not void the factory warranty.
From a styling stand-point the 2012 Volvo C30 really stands apart from the
crowd. This coupe appeals to a broad range of car buyers: men and women
both young and old. When you opt for the 6-speed manual transmission the
fun factor really goes through the roof. On the inside the interior has a
very simple Scandinavian look and feel to it. You can even opt for a 650
watt premium sound system. The Volvo C30 is packed with tons of safety
features like Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and a Whiplash
Protection System. In fact the 2012 Volvo C30 was named a Top Safety Pick
for 2012 by the IIHS.
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New crash tests: Underride guards on most big rigs leave passenger vehicle
occupants at risk in certain crashes
Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger
vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of
surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show. But in crashes
involving only a small portion of the truck's rear, most trailers fail to
prevent potentially deadly underride.
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Overview of Volvo's new Drive-E engines
The new Volvo Drive-E powertrain family -- world-leading engine output
versus CO2 emissions
Volvo Car Group's new two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family
(formerly known as VEA) can truly be considered as offering customers a
world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions. The Volvo S60 T6
with 306 horsepower and the new
8-speed automatic is the first car in this segment that delivers over two
gram CO2 from a combustion engine only -- and the D4 with 181 horsepower and manual
gearbox is the first diesel car on this power level in the premium
D-segment with CO2 emissions under 100 g/km.
"During the development phase of our Drive-E powertrains, we promised to
bring efficient driving pleasure into a new dimension. The official
European NEDC certification now confirms that we outperform competitors
when it comes to power versus CO2 emissions", says Derek Crabb, Vice
President Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group.
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Fifth Gear Web TV - Volvo C30 Road Test
Now that the C30 has reached middle age, Volvo have rewarded it with a nice
smiley face and a brand new sports chassis. In this video Vicki
Butler-Henderson finds out if a facelift should be enough to make you buy
one. For more videos, news and reviews go to http://fwd.five.tv/fifth-gear