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Volvo testing ways to give wildlife a break

October 27th, 2011

Though its animal avoidance system may still be a few years away, Volvo’s safety engineers have been collecting data in zoos and safari parks in Sweden in an attempt to overcome the difficult task of making a camera and computer recognize large animals…

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Volvo will test all-electric C30

January 8th, 2010

Volvo's Electric C30 has a range of about 93 miles and a top speed of 80 mph. Volvo is building 50 Electric C30s for study and hopes to have production cars on the road by 2013. (Photo: Volvo)

Volvo's Electric C30 has a range of about 93 miles and a top speed of 80 mph. Volvo is building 50 electric C30s for study and hopes to have production cars on the road by 2013. (Photo: Volvo)

From Green Right Now Reports

Volvo this week revealed it is developing an all-electric Volvo C30 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). The current development vehicle looks like a regular Volvo C30 but it is powered solely by electricity, has no exhaust emissions and has a range of up to 93 miles, the company said.

Beginning in 2009, a small number of prototype versions of the C30 BEV have been built and tested internally by Volvo. In addition to focusing on performance and safety, much of the focus is on integration of the electric propulsion system with the rest of the car.

The Volvo C30 BEV is powered with a Lithium-Ion battery that is charged via a regular power socket found in most homes. Recharging an entirely depleted battery via the regular household power supply system (230V, 16A) will take about eight hours.

Volvo said it building 50 electric C30s for study and hopes to have production cars on the road by 2013.

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United States Partners With Sweden And Volvo To Improve Truck Efficiency

July 10th, 2008

By Nima Kapadia The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) have extended their partnership with Volvo another three years to develop commercial trucks with greater fuel efficiency. The partnership is an extension of a one-year agreement signed by the three groups in June 2007, with the overall objective of creating [...]

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