EnerDel Inc announced it received a second supply order from Volvo to manufacture its 24 kWh lithium-ion battery packs to power Volvo’s C30 electric car. EnerDel was first selected back in September 2009 as the Volvo C30 battery supplier when the car was announced as part of Volvo’s Drive-E towards Zero strategy.
EnerDel will begin making the order at the beginning of September 2012 with an expected final delivery date slated for 2013. The split-pack design, part in the tunnel, and part in the tank area, will be built to Volvo’s exacting specifications.
Volvo’s C30 electric has won praise throughout the automobile industry for its focus on performance and safety. The split pack design is the only one of its type that positions the battery away from the cars crumple zones to ensure the same level of safety as a traditional vehicle has.
CEO David Roberts of EnerDel says ‘We’re please that we have been able to work with Volvo to deliver one of the best electric vehicles on the road today. The experience we’ve gained with vehicle electrification enables us to deliver an exceptional product for myriad transportation applications, including buses, trains, trucks and cars.”
The Volvo C30 Electric has won multiple awards for its safety and performance, including the recent “Green Car of the Year” award at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit. During the summit, Volvo delivered 15 C30 Electric cars to the City of Shanghai for a pioneering open road test-drive project.