Detroit, 13. January 2011 – The vehicles on car shows are usually polished on high gloss and often the manufacturers are still one, two Hubsche women to the side. The yellow car on the Volvo stand on the Naias in Detroit (15. to 23. January 2011) rather brute attentively: The Swedes have undergone a C30 Electric, so the electric version of their compact car, a frontal crash, and they are proud of the abundant deformed exhibit.
Security aspects Prague the image of the Volvo brand as hardly anyone else – apart from Mercedes once. Therefore, the Swedes also spent the motto that the security level of their alternatively powered cars, even if they currently exist as a small series or on the friction board, may not be a bit below that of their serial counterparts with internal combustion engine.
Offset crash with 64 km / h
The exhibited car has a so-called offset crash behind – in which the 64 km / h fast car bangs with the front with 40 percent overcover on a rigid barrier. The C30 Electric can hardly be distinguished from a conventional C30, but his crash behavior according to Volvo is significantly different: opposite his gasoline counterpart is the electric C30 of about six centers heavier. This is mainly due to the two lithium ionic (Li-ion) batteries that weigh 280 kg together. For this, the electric motor under the hood is significantly smaller and lighter than an internal combustion engine – which can prove a disadvantage in a frontal impact. According to Volvo, the engine helps in a conventional car to distribute the impact on the body.