Volvo Car Corporation's work on electrification technology includes a systematic approach to safety issues related to battery power. The basic perspective is that a battery-powered Volvo must be as safe as any other new Volvo car - when it comes to owning and driving and also in the event of an accident.
Volvo Cars has spotlighted the important issue of electric car safety in an unusual, but distinctive way. The company is touring the world’s motor shows with a Volvo C30 Electric that has undergone a frontal collision test at 64 km/h (40 mph). "Our tests show it is vital to separate the batteries from the electric car's crumple zones to make it as safe as a conventional car. In Detroit we are the ...
With the C30, Volvo made its debut in the segment for two-door premium cars. The sporty design, with two doors, four individual seats, and a glass tailgate, gave a young and dynamic group of customers "a Volvo of their own".