Posted on Thursday, 2 May 2013 , 02:05:28 byAngela
Filed under VolvoAmericanElectric VehicleHatchbacksEuropean
Volvo creates and sells products and services which have as a target the high quality, safety and environmental care. Founded more than 80 years ago, a solid position and reputation in the whole world has been built up step by step in time. Volvo went through many age changes, and now it lines up to the global trend of environmental friendly vehicles and accessories. A representative car in this sense is the Volvo C30 Electric, car which has recently received an upgrade work. It is meant to please the European customers starting this summer.
The Volvo C30 Electric is now equipped with a Siemens electric motor that is capable of generating 120 HP (89 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. This will allow the hatchback to run from 0–100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and to reach a peak speed of 125 km/h (77 mph). In addition, drivers can travel around 120–150 km (74-93 miles) on a single charge.
The Volvo C30 Electric will be fitted with an on-board fast charger that works on a three phase supply. This has the job of reducing the normal recharging time from 8-10 hours to just 1.5 hours. If the owner is in a hurry and doesn’t have enough time to wait, a 10 minutes charging will be just fine to drive for 20 km (12 mile). The American carmaker has developed this unique solution with the on-board charger. By offering more usable hours a day, they have taken an important step towards making electric cars more viable as a commercial proposition, in both the private and public sectors.
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