The company said it is the first car manufacturer to display a crashed electric car at an international motor show.
“We are the first carmaker in the world to show what a truly safe electric car looks like after a crash,” said Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “This is of the utmost importance not only to the people riding in an electric car, but also to, for example, first responders. We note that not everyone that now launches or is in the process of launching electric cars are approaching the safety challenges as we are. But Volvo will never compromise on our stringent safety demands.”
Volvo said it is displaying the crashed car to show that the high-voltage batteries and cables are entirely intact after a collision. Even though the car has been subjected to a very demanding 40 mph (64 km/h) offset frontal test, the key electric components of the car are undamaged.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]