Volvo and Siemens develop electric cars
The two brands have announced a joint venture to develop electric cars, which start the first tests later this year.
The focus of this partnership is the development of electric drive technology, power electronics and charging technology, as well as integration of these systems in the new Volvo C30 Electric.
The first vehicles will be on test trials by the end of this year. For the second half of 2012 is the scheduled start of testing under real conditions, with 200 cars.
The electrical drive chain, the efficiency of batteries and charging technology are considered the key technologies in the development and production of electric models.