Volvo C30 Electric did sub-zero temperature testing

Posted on Monday, 28 March 2011 , 04:03:50 byEmil

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Volvo C30 Electric did sub-zero temperature testing

Volvo is applying the same kind of treatment to the C30 Electric like all other Volvo models. Except the regular tests, the new vehicle was evaluated like an electric car in different ways. All together, more than 200 tests were carried out.
To be sure the C30 Electric doesn't cause any discomfort, the Swedish automaker decided to test it in Northern Sweden where temperatures are below zero. The manufacturer also found a solution for heating the car without affecting the battery driving range.
A bio-ethanol powered heater is the way climate control goes and it's fitted in all cars. 14.5 liters is the capacity of the ethanol tank. This is not the only way to go though. The climate unit also runs on electricity from the batteries, but this variant is more for the short trips and not for the long ones when you need to extend the driving time as long as possible.