Volvo Car Corporation’s Plug-in Hybrid – same world-class safety as all Volvo cars
A Volvo Plug-in Hybrid includes a systematic approach to all safety aspects related to battery power.
The basic perspective is that a plug-in version must be as safe as any other new Volvo car – when it comes to owning and driving and also in the event of an accident.
“We apply the same high safety standards to all our products but the safety-related challenges may differ depending on the driveline and fuel being used. To us, electrification technology is another exciting challenge in our quest to build the safest cars on the market,” says Jan Ivarsson, Senior Manager Safety Strategy & Requirements at Volvo Car Corporation. He adds:
“It is understandable that a lot of questions about electrification safety are related to what will happen in an accident but it is important to have a holistic approach including all the aspects of day-to-day usage of the car.”