Electric V50 test drive

Totday I went for a test drive in a 2010 Volvo V50. The V50 was converted by All Green Vehicles (AGV) for a Dutch project “Rotterdam test electisch rijden“. I was surprised by the build quality. AGV did a very nice job in integrating the electric system into the Volvo.

Volvo V50 electric

Volvo V50 electric

The interior is almost unchanged, the gauges in the instrument cluster are replaced with AGV designed gauges. They look like OEM.

Volvo V50 gauges

Volvo V50 gauges

Only two things didn’t work, the cruise control and the board computer. The clutchpedal has been removed.  Under the hood many thinks changed.

Volvo V50 UQM controller

Volvo V50 UQM controller

From left to right, UQM DC DC converter, UQM SR218 controller. In front there is part of the batteries.

Volvo V50 trunk

Volvo V50 trunk