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Volvo plans an EV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

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    But is it real?

    What's frustrating here is the complete lack of info about how "real" this car is. Is it a functioning, running prototype? Are there any plans for production? Is there any time frame for when it could be produced? Volvo is silent on these points.
     
  2. DDB

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    Kinda like how GM was silent on the Volt last January. It's good news though...if they jump on the "range extender" bandwagon plug-ins won't be that far out.
     
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    #5 doug, Jun 13, 2008
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    My opinion is that vids that only have something directly to do with Tesla
    should be in the Video section. If you think the video belongs in a particular
    section or is relevant to a particular thread, you should try to put it there, as
    you have here.

    The only other thing is if it's easy to embed the vid, you should go ahead an do so.

     
  5. malcolm

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    Well, in-wheel motors are one way to keep the service garages of the future open for business.
     
  6. TEG

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    #7 TEG, Jan 8, 2009
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    #10 doug, Sep 17, 2009
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    Some info about this came out today. This a different and simpler (read more sensible) project than the "Re-Charge". That car was a plug-in serial hybrid AWD with wheel motors. This car, the C30 BEV, is all electric FWD with front motor. Perhaps it needs it's own thread, but will sit here for now.

    Frankfurt 2009: Volvo reveals battery-powered C30 [w/VIDEO] — Autoblog Green

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    Haven't heard anything out of the wheel motor based projects in a while.
     
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    Volvo Promises (Some) Electric Cars in 2011 | Autopia | Wired.com

    A redesigned C30 with a 0-60 time of 10.5 second.

    There's also a youtube video embedded at the bottom on the link.
     
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  13. qwk

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    "The model cuts no corners when it comes to its performances, providing an under 11 seconds naught to 60 mph acceleration time and a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph)"

    Who are they kidding. 11 sec 0-60 is a slug.
     
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    Judging from the past vids on this thread, 11 seconds for a 60 looks about right...it seemed to be moving in slow motion.

    On the bright side, it did pick up speed when rolling downhill! :biggrin::wink:
     
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    Same as Leaf.
     
  16. qwk

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    I know the Leaf's performance is similar. I just pointed out that saying "The model cuts no corners when it comes to its performance" and then revealing that it accelerates 0-60 in 11 seconds is ridiculous.
     

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