Volvo Electric Powered Concept Sports Car and Volvo Replacement Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

While major U.S. automakers are focusing on hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, Volvo took a different route, unveiling a sports car powered entirely with lithium-ion batteries. Volvo's 3CC concept car, won "Best Design" and five Gold Standards atrepparttar recent Michelin Challenge Bibendum environmental competition in Shanghai, China.

"Not only doesrepparttar 136895 3CC combine classic Volvo styling cues with exotic gull-wing doors and a tapered, 2+1 seating configuration, but it does so with a highly advanced lithium-ion battery electric drive train. That's a step apart fromrepparttar 136896 crowd, which these days is largely focused on hybrid and fuel cell concepts," says Ron Cogan, editor and publisher ofrepparttar 136897 Green Car Journal.

"Just asrepparttar 136898 earlier ECC forwarded new thought in hybrid propulsion with its high-speed turbine-generator design," adds Cogan, "today's lithium-ion 3CC innovates with its thousands of smallish laptop computer-style batteries, which power this zero emission vehicle to impressive levels of efficiency and performance."

Advanced research into sustainable mobility and Volvo engineers have placed particular focus onrepparttar 136899 conditions regulating safety in small cars and their ability to handle incoming forces in a frontal collision.

The unique aerodynamic styling of Volvo's 3CC concept car allows room for a third seat in back. The unique ducktail design creates room for a third seat inrepparttar 136900 back, whilerepparttar 136901 batteries are sandwiched intorepparttar 136902 floor panels.

The 3CC concept car features an 80-kilowatt motor that delivers up to 107 horsepower, it has a potential driving range of 300 km (approx 180 miles)repparttar 136903 3CC has a top speed of over 135 km per hour.

The carbon-fiber body is mounted on a steel space frame and composite floor panels, givingrepparttar 136904 lightweight vehiclerepparttar 136905 ability to leap to 60 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds. Volvo saysrepparttar 136906 3CC can travel 180 miles on one charge under ideal driving conditions

Why Should You Shop Around for Auto Insurance?

Written by Jon Register

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The main reason drivers overpay on their insurance is they do not shop around. offers an easy way to shop around. They do comparerepparttar 136882 pricing of several auto insurance quotes. Knowing how much coverage you need will help you select an insurance company. This is one ofrepparttar 136883 best ways for consumers to maximize what they get for their insurance premiums.

Insurance is a highly competitive business. There are thousands of insurers offering policies to consumers. Each consumer's goal should be to find a financially solid company that offers a fair price along with superior customer service. How do you know which company can provide such a combination of both good pricing and customer service? One way is to talking to friends, relatives, and business associates. Ask people you know and respect what insurance company they use. Ask if they are pleased with how their company handles claims.

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