Volvo Says Swedish Government Not Sold on EVs

PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)
Volvo C30 EV Concept

Chicago Auto Show Feb 10, 2010; Byron Pope writing for reported that the Swedish government is not as keen on the future of electric vehicles as other European countries, a stance that has left Volvo Car Corp. largely on its own in the development of its C30 EV.

“There’s a big push in many European governments for EVs, but the Swedish government is not really pushing that hard yet, so we’re pushing them a little bit to wake up,” Henrick Jarcebrat, product manager for the C30 EV, tells Ward’s at the auto show here.

Despite its indifference, the government has provided Volvo with about SK150 million ($20.4 million) for EV development, but most of those funds are directed toward testing the safety of the technology, Jarcebrat says.

Since Christmas, Volvo has churned out 11 C30 EV prototypes, two of which already have undergone crash testing.

Click Here For Complete Wards.Com Article

Home | Buyers Guides For Every Auto Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | 2016-1993 Car Reviews Truck Reviews
1996-2016 Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2016 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: