• Boston avatar Boston Posted: 3/8/2012 6:19pm PST

    Questions for Volvo:
    1) At extreme cold temperatures, does the driving range increase if some of the battery charge (not the ethanol fueled heater) is used to heat the battery itself?
    2) Is the battery pack and/or roof insulated from heat loss?

  • MikeR avatar MikeR Posted: 3/8/2012 11:52pm PST

    I would be interested in the plug and inlet. How do they work under such extreme conditions, with snow and ice. Are they easy to plug / unplug? Even after charging overnight? Especially the latch on top of the plug could cause problems.

    How does the cable perform? Is it very stiff?

    Thank you and good luck! Bring some very warm underwear ;-)

  • fb_100002710621710 avatar Piotr Posted: 3/11/2012 4:34am PDT

    For me the most important thing is the durability of battery pack and the influence of cold temperatures ( below -25 C) on battery life. Is there any possibility that cold temperatures will decrease dramatically battery pack performance not after 10 -12 years of usage (according to battery manufacturers claims)...but after 4 or 5 years?

    What about heating in winter? Any special solutions for cold regions? Methanol/gasoline internal heating system?

  • fb_100002710621710 avatar Piotr Posted: 3/11/2012 4:40am PDT

    Oh just saw the film above and the question about heating is answered :)