Volvo C40 Electric Recharge Scores Five Stars in 2022 Euro NCAP Crash Tests | protection

The Volvo C40 electric charging Obtains Maximum Euro NCAP 5-star rating (New Vehicle Assessment Programme), after negative safety tests conducted by the independent safety organization Euro NCAP in accordance with the 2020-2022 protocol.

The Volvo C40 Recharge electric model scored 92% for adult protection, 89% for child protection, 70% for pedestrian protection and 89% for the presence of assistance systems. the behavior.

The Volvo C40 Recharge did particularly well when it came to passenger safety and driver assistance systems.

These safety technologies, among other scenarios, can help drivers detect obstacles, avoid collisions, stay in their lane, and reduce the impact of an accidental road departure.

Just like the XC40, the C40 Recharge coupé is based on Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Chassis) platform.

While benefiting from the XC40’s safety performance, Volvo safety engineers revised and reinforced the front chassis from top to bottom to compensate for the disappearance of the internal combustion engine and ensure occupant safety.

To ensure the safety of the occupants and to keep the battery intact in the event of a collision, Volvo engineers have designed a safety structure that protects both the people in the C40 Recharge and the battery.

Incorporating an additional 500 kg of battery was a challenge in order to maintain the C40 Recharge’s ability to absorb energy generated during a collision and thus protect occupants and other road users.

The battery is protected by a circular cover consisting of an extruded aluminum frame that is inserted in the middle of the bodywork, creating an integral crumple zone around it.

The underground battery location also has the advantage of lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity, thus improving rollover protection.

The electrical unit is integrated into the chassis to better transfer collision forces from the passenger compartment and reduce stress on occupants.

In addition to aluminum, five different types of steel are used to create effective wrinkle zones, including ultra-strong boron steel around the stirrups.

At the front, the lower shock bars have been redesigned to mitigate, in the event of a collision, the forces from a collision before they reach the passenger compartment, as well as to help reduce impacts on other vehicles.

In the event of a rear-end collision, electric propulsion is integrated into the body structure to keep the collision forces away from the cabin and reduce the energy transferred to the occupants.

The Volvo C40 Recharge battery is placed in the middle of the body structure and is shockproof, reducing the risk of leakage in the event of an accident. It’s housed in a sturdy extruded aluminum frame that absorbs and mitigates forces from impact by acting as a crease zone.

In the event of a rear-end collision, the cable connection helps mitigate the forces from the collision so as to protect the battery.

The Volvo C40 C40 Recharge compact electric coupe features advanced safety technologies.

Safety and driver assistance features offered in the C40 Recharge include Volvo’s semi-autonomous driver, City Safety System, Departure Protection System, Departure Protection System, Reverse Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking, and a 360-degree panoramic camera that helps the driver park in tight spots and avoid pedestrians and cyclists. correct the path.

City Safety (standard) protects passengers from 4 km / h. Collision Prediction detects the risk of an accident with other vehicles, pedestrians and large animals. It is able to apply the autonomous emergency braking to full capacity and thus bring the vehicle to a stop.

When other vehicles are approaching and the driver is turning to the left, the C40 Recharge can also operate to steer and brake to avoid an accident or, if necessary, reduce its consequences.

The C40 Recharge is equipped with a travel immobilizer, which works with or without road markings, from 65 to 140 km / h. The electronic system operates in the same way when a frontal collision is detected.

Integrated into the City Safety system, emergency autonomous braking alerts the driver of danger via an audible and visual signal on the dashboard, before it starts if the latter does not react.

The semi-autonomous driving system IntelliSafe Assist monitors the road to actively assist the driver, if needed.

The system combines adaptive cruise control and Pilot Assist.

The car alone takes over control of speed and distance with the car in front, from 0 to 130 km/h, keeping you on track. Driving in traffic jams or during long trips is calmer and avoids simple driving mistakes. However, the driver must keep his hands on the steering wheel

The latest cameras and radars (IntelliSafe Surround) monitor the vehicle’s immediate surroundings, using the BLIS Blind Spot Control System. The device secures the reverse gear.
Avoiding pedestrians and cyclists by correcting the lane detects vulnerable road users (pedestrians or cyclists) between 60 and 130 km/h, day and night. The car uses a windshield camera linked to the radar on the grille.

In the event of an imminent collision, the driver is alerted with audible and visual signals, while the system controls the steering in order to deflect the vehicle and avoid collision, without overtaking the markings on the ground.

Once the cyclist or cyclist has passed, the vehicle is automatically returned to its initial lane. Below 60 km / h, the City Safety system operates in this type of situation, and automatically brakes the car.

The C40 Recharge is equipped with the Autohold function, which activates the brakes when the car comes to a stop if the effect of gravity threatens to pull it in the opposite direction of the gear set by the driver. If the vehicle is parked on a hill in position D, the auto suspension function will automatically brake to prevent it from rolling backwards.

To facilitate the driver’s task and improve safety when towing, the C40 Recharge is equipped with Volvo TSA (Trailer Stability Assist) technology that corrects trailer vibrations by braking, if necessary, each of the vehicle’s wheels in an individual manner.

“We have always sought a leadership position in terms of safety”says Malin Ekholm, director of the Volvo Safety Centre. That’s why all of our vehicles meet our high safety standards, standards that we’ve greatly helped to establish over the years. It doesn’t matter which Volvo you choose: you and your loved ones will ride in one of the safest cars on the market. »

Volvo C40 Euro NCAP 2022 electric charging results:

Overall rating: 5
Adult protection: 92%
Child protection: 89%
Pedestrian protection: 70%
Presence of driver assistance systems: 89%

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