The Volvo C30 Electric has the same safety, comfort and interior features as the standard Volvo C30. The difference is that the C30 Electric runs on electricity only.
"Ten cars will be delivered starting this autumn. The Volvo C30 Electric is a natural part of our focus on DRIVe products, with the aim of promoting a sustainable society. We are happy with the cooperation with Göteborg Energi. What is more, it's happening in Volvo's home town of Göteborg," Lennart Stegland, director of the Volvo Car Corporation's Special Vehicles division, said in a release.
According to Volvo, the range is up to 150 km on a single battery charge. "That's way further than 90 percent of commuters in Europe cover on a daily basis. The car could be used for the average family's everyday commuting needs," Stegland added.
The Volvo C30 Electric is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be charged from a regular mains power socket and it takes about eight hours to recharge from zero. The car offers a driving range of 150 km (93 miles). It will accelerate from o to 60 mph in under 11 seconds and will reach a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).
"We work to promote a sustainable society in Göteborg so to participate in the development of new infrastructure for safe electric cars and cooperate with Volvo Cars at such an early stage feels absolutely right," concluded Anders Hedenstedt, President of Göteborg Energi.