Volvo C30 Electric

  • Volvo C30 Electric

    Development of Volvo’s C30 Electric prototype is continuing nicely, though the automaker remains coy on when we might see a production version. The fact that the C30 is being discontinued doesn’t bode well for the eventual launch of the C30 Electric, though it’s likely the technology behind the prototype will eventually transfer to other models. Today Volvo has announced it is testing a new electric car fast-charger, which the automaker says can reduce charge times to a maximum 1.5 hours, roughly six times faster than most electric car charging systems. Of course, Tesla...

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    Volvo C30 Electric Car Leases Start This Summer, In Europe

    Volvo showed us its C30 Electric zero-emissions hatchback at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show back in January, which included a crashed example with the car's expensive battery pack fully intact, but now the automaker has confirmed that customer leases are about to start. Unfortunately, those leases are...

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    Crashed Volvo C30 Electric Car On Display At 2011 Detroit Auto Show

    Volvo has some ambitious plans for the future. In addition to the market launch of a plug-in hybrid in 2012, work is currently under way on evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered car as well as range-extended electric car fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell. The automaker well...

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