Feeds

Volvo reveals electric C30's specs

Officially called the C30 Battery Electric Vehicle

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Leccy Tech With World+Dog whipping dust sheets off electric cars and concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volvo has stepped aside to shed more light on the technical features of its upcoming leccy C30.

C30_BEV_01

Volvo's C30 BEV uses a 24kWh battery and one leccy motor

The e-car didn’t have an official name back in July, but Volvo’s since confirmed that the model will be called the C30 Battery Electric Vehicle – BEV, for short.

A 24kWh lithium-ion battery and single electric motor will feature under the e-car’s bonnet, while its basic chassis will be similar to the one used on the petrol C30.

One crucial difference between the two, though, is that the C30 BEV’s battery pack will occupy the space previously taken up by the transmission and fuel tank in the petrol C30.

Volvo has tested a handful of C30 BEV prototypes over the past six months and claimed that the e-car has a reliable range of over 90 miles. The car can do 0-60mph in 11 seconds, Volvo added, but its top speed is 80mph.

C30_BEV_02

The car won't launch before 2014

The top speed may seem a little disappointing to some, yet Lennart Stegland - Director of Volvo special vehicles, said that the car’s performance figures are acceptable.

Especially since, in Volvo’s view, the C30 BEV will primarily be used for daily commuting and in or around cities.

Volvo wouldn't be drawn on a likely launch date for the C30 BEV. For now the firm’s focused on getting its first plug-in hybrid - based on the V70 estate car – out for 2012. An all-electric car then won't arrive for at least two years after that date, Volvo added. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline
Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so
Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
Power levels up 70 per cent as the rover keeps on truckin'
Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon on third resupply mission to ISS
SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window
KILLER ROBOTS, DNA TAMPERING and PEEPING CYBORGS: the future looks bright!
Americans optimistic about technology despite being afraid of EVERYTHING
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough
R.I.P. LADEE: Probe smashes into lunar surface at 3,600mph
Swan dive signs off successful science mission
Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
Helium seeps from Falcon 9 first stage, delays new legs for NASA robonaut
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.