Siemens and Volvo Car Corporation have agreed on an extensive strategic cooperation in the joint development of electrical drive technology, power electronics and charging technology as well as the integration of those systems into Volvo C 30 Electric cars.
The first vehicles in this model fitted with Siemens electric motors will already be on the test tracks at the end of this year.
Beginning in late 2012, the Swedish carmaker will be delivering a test series of up to 200 vehicles to Siemens, which will then be tested and validated under real-life conditions as part of a Siemens internal test fleet.
“We are extremely happy to have Siemens as a partner,” said Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO at Volvo Car Corporation.
“Their world-leading knowledge and experience will bring the technology in our electric cars up to an entirely new level.”
Electric power train, battery management and charging technology are considered to be key technologies in the development and production of electric cars.