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2007 Volvo ReCharge Concept Car Specs and Review

ReCharge Concept is the first eco-friendly electric car made and introduced by Volvo Cars to customers and debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It has a plug-in hybrid with each electric wheel motor and battery that can be recharged through regular electrical outlets for maximum environmental benefits.

Full battery recharging allows the car’s four-cylinder Flexifuel engine to power the car to drive around 100 kilometers. If the battery runs out, just recharge the battery at the nearest electrical outlet

The ReCharge concept vehicle has been developed by the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center (VMCC) in Camarillo, California.

ReCharge Concept is an innovative innovation for sustainable transportation. Thanks to the excellent electric range from an angle of fuel consumption, Volvo ReCharge Concept is very good for car owners’ wallets.

When driving with electric power alone, operating costs are estimated to be around 80 percent lower than comparable gasoline-powered cars. When driving outside the 100 km speed range, fuel consumption can vary from 0 to 5.5 liters per 100 km depending on the distance driven by the engine.

Volvo ReCharge Concept combines a number of the latest technological innovations into what are called “hybrid series” where there is no mechanical connection between the engine and the wheel.

The battery pack is integrated into the luggage compartment using lithium-polymer battery technology. The battery is intended to have a useful age outside the car itself.
Four electric motors, one on each wheel, provide independent traction power.
The 1.6-liter four-cylinder Flexifuel engine drives an advanced generator that efficiently powers the wheel motor when the battery runs out.

In principle, Volvo ReCharge Concept is a battery electric car with an efficient generator, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), which enters when charging is insufficient for adequate driving performance.

The APU is designed to distribute electrical power to each motor on each wheel. Because the combustion engine only powers the APU, it can operate optimally, both for regulated emissions and CO2.

APU is strong enough to supply the entire villa with electricity. For example, with minor modifications in principle, give the owner of an electric generator car right at the front door in the event of a power failure.

The combustion engine turns on automatically when 70 percent of the battery has run out. However, the driver also has the option to manually control a four-cylinder Flexifuel engine via a button on the instrument panel.

This allows the driver to start the engine early to maximize battery charging, for example when out on the highway to save battery capacity to drive through the next city.

Central electrical components in demonstrators Volvo ReCharge Concept – generators for APUs and wheel motors – was developed in conjunction with British electromagnetic specialist PML Flightlink.

With individual electric motors in each wheel, weight distribution and mechanical efficiency and traction are maximized. Friction on mechanical gears is removed. Because the car doesn’t have a transmission found in an ordinary car, it doesn’t need a gear lever.

To help maximize environmental benefits, the Volvo ReCharge Concept has high-efficiency tires developed by Michelin. They are specifically designed to accommodate wheelmotors.

Furthermore, this car has an All Wheel Drive in the true sense. Power for each wheel is individually controlled.

The energy produced during braking is transmitted to the battery pack. When the system is finally developed, traditional wheel brakes will be completely replaced by electric brakes with minimal energy wasted through friction.

To ensure reliable drivetrain and braking system operation, driver input is inserted into the electronic control system fourfold.

Volvo ReCharge Concept is best suited for car drivers who travel medium distances every day. For example, a commuter with a distance of less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) to drive between home and work can travel back and forth using electricity alone and the equivalent daily fuel economy will be zero liters per 100 km.

Even drivers that cover more than a battery range will benefit from the ReCharge Concept. For 150 km (93 miles) of travel starting with a full charge, the car will require less than 2.8 liters of fuel, giving the car an effective fuel economy of 1.9 l / 100 km (124 mpg).

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