Volvo’s C30 Electrical freezes north of the Arctic Circle, chases reindeer and loses half its vary (video)
There are these predicting doom and gloom for electrical automobiles when temperatures drop, and people steadfastedly saying that frigid batteries won’t be the top of the street on the subject of gasoline-free transportation. The truth lies someplace in between, however Volvo’s at the very least doing the correct factor: testing the frozen snot out of its C30 Electrical method up north of the Arctic Circle. When issues get actually chilly the automotive can use an ethanol-powered heater to maintain issues snug for each drivers and batteries and, at temperatures right down to -30C (that is -22F), the automotive has confirmed to handle a variety of 80km, which is only a tick underneath 50 miles. Given the hatchback is rated for one hundred miles of vary when hotter that is not precisely excellent news for Eskimo environmentalists who love Swedish automobiles. Nonetheless, it additionally have to be stated these are moderately excessive circumstances, as proven within the video under, which additionally consists of footage of some excessive elk reindeer herding.
Replace: Viktor wrote in to tell us that the creatures within the video are certainly reindeer, not elk. The individual answerable for such an egregious factual error has been sacked, and a sizeable donation made to the “Save the Reindeer from Swedish EVs Basis.”