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.
► Dacia Duster - Andros Trophy 2011
The acclaimed Trophée Andros is regarded globally as one of motor racing's
most uniquely challenging disciplines. The wintry conditions encountered at
a variety of challenging locations can shift extremely quickly,
consequently calling for precise and almost instinctive driving skills.
This makes the Championship an ideal hunting ground for driver of the Dacia
Duster team, former Formula 1 star Alain Prost. As with previous years,
Dacia demonstrate the robustness that has been worked into Duster's DNA.
What's more, the rules which govern this exciting competition restrict the
use of complex, costly technologies. This means that parts such as the
chassis, gearbox and tyres must all comply with specific regulations.
► 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.
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1982 Volvo DL
Impact speed 35mph
Head Injury Criteria: Driver-545, Passenger-381
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All-new 2015 Volvo XC90 premiere with interior multimedia and safety explanation - Autogefühl
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12:21 safety explanation from Thomas Broberg (Volvo)
We are taking an exclusive first look at the 2015 all-new Volvo XC90 at the
world premiere in Stickholm. With Volvo vice president Thomas M. Müller we
are getting detailed information on the new interior featuring a completely
new multimedia system. Volvo Safety expert Thomas Broberg explains us the
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
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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.
Volvo C30 Electric - Crash Test
Crash test to make sure the battery is in a safe position.
The battery is marked with green to clearly show its location under the
This crash test was performed at 30 mph (approximately 48 km/h).
Highspeed material is filmed in 1000 fps.
Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
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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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