Sunday, July 14, 2024

Volvo makes the cut – must lie electric car is better than it is

Volvo cannot be forced to buy back electric cars, even if the battery pack only manages 70 percent of the stated WLTP range.

WLTP range is something all cars – regardless of fuel – achieve in a laboratory. And although the electric car is hailed by many as the new breed, it is not a notch better than the diesel and petrol cars.

At least not when it comes to range. Nevertheless, the Swedish Board of Appeal for Cars has just acquitted Volvo in a case about range.

The car brand cannot be forced to buy back a new electric car, even if the owner can only get 70 percent of the promised range out of the battery pack.

The car only has about 70 percent range compared to what was promised. In the winter, the car covered only 220 km on one charge. It differs significantly from the 360–420 kilometers that were promised when the car was bought, the owner writes in his complaint to the appeal board.

READ ALSO: Audi in shock notification – considering closing electric car factory

The owner also believes that there must be something wrong with the car, because the range of an otherwise fully charged battery drops the moment the car starts to hum. After 10 meters with one hundred percent battery, the car does not show a range of 460 kilometers but 370 kilometers.

The appeals board for cars has, however, rejected the Volvo owner's complaint. This has been done with reference to the fact that the WLTP settlement should only be seen as an indicative basis for comparison. And not as an expression of reality.

– Range data is usually not data on how far it is actually possible to drive. But a data set that makes it possible to compare different cars with each other.

– The actual range depends on a number of factors and is therefore usually shorter, the board writes in the decision.

However, Volvo has very real problems with its electric cars. In fact, the problems are so serious that some owners are now getting an apology and their money back. Read more about it here .

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