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.
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Volvos crash-test laboratory now 10 years new
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that nobody should die or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by 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.
THE NEW MAXIMIZE (Volvo Crash Test Compilation)
This video is to celebrate my One Million video views and 200 Subscribers.
Thank you everyone!
This is a remake of my once-popular Maximize crash test video from my first
The video features 60 years of Volvo testing set to Rex The Dog's Maximize
2008 Mix, track.
Due to a few people stealing my videos, I have placed a watermark in the
video. If anyone notices this video elsewhere on the internet, please let
2012 Volvo C30 Polestar Performance Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/volvo/c30/2012/?id=32972 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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