Volvo C30 Electric is cool, comfortable motoring even in subzero climate

Born and raised in the cold Scandinavian winters, Volvo Car Corporation builds electric vehicles for all climates.

Born and raised in the cold Scandinavian winters, Volvo Car Corporation builds electric vehicles for all climates.

The C30 Electric features unique technology that promotes daily use in subzero temperatures without compromising driving properties or occupant comfort.

“Our basic view is that the owner of an electric vehicle shouldn’t have to sacrifice any of the qualities he or she expects from a luxury car. Our aim is to create innovative solutions that make electric car ownership smooth and easy in all conditions,” says Lennart Stegland, Vice President Electric Propulsion Systems at Volvo Car Corporation.

Keeping the batteries in good condition and the passenger compartment comfortably warm in subzero climate requires a lot of energy.

Since the operating range becomes shorter if this energy is taken from the car’s battery pack, Volvo Car Corporation decided to work out a more efficient and flexible solution.

In the C30 Electric, there is no need to waste power from the healthy, fully charged battery to keep the passenger compartment pleasantly warm.