NAIAS Preview: Electric Volvo C30

Producing all electric cars has become a must for a lot of important automaker, so Volvo got in line and came out with its own all electric C30. At the moment, the Swedish are testing their Battery Electric Vehicle.

"The Volvo C30 is the first model we will try out with electric power. This car's excellent properties in city traffic and its relatively low weight make it particularly suitable, since electric cars are primarily expected to be used in and around cities and for daily commuting," says Lennart Stegland, Director of Volvo Cars Special Vehicles.

The Volvo C30 has a Lithium-Ion battery and all it needs for charging is a regular socket you can find in any house. A full recharge will take up to eight hours. The battery is good for 130 km/h and needs 11 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The C30 BEV has a range of 150 km which the Swedish say it’s more than most European need each day.

"The consumer must feel that this type of car is attractive both to drive and own. In order to ensure this, we feel that electric cars will have to be as comfortable and safe and offer similar levels of performance as cars with other power sources. The learning from the C30 BEV project will help us to fulfil all these criteria and showcase Volvo's determination to drive developments in the field of electrification,"
says Paul Gustavsson, Director of Electrification Strategy at Volvo Cars.

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