Volvo Focuses on Safety in Electric Vehicle

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Sept. 26, 2019—Volvo is teasing that its first electric vehicle, the electric XC40, will be one of the safest vehicles on the road, according to Engadget.

The presence of a battery in the floor of the vehicle helps lower the center of gravity and prevent rollovers, but there's also a new battery structure with a safety cage and crumple zone to protect the lithium-ion cells in the event of a collision.

The automaker has also reinforced the front and back to adapt to the lack of engine and to distribute collision forces away from the cabin.


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