Volvo Test Piloting C30 Electric With Home Town Energy Company

It has been quite awhile since we heard about the Volvo C30 Electric. The Swedish auto manufacturer is finally back with some more word on this electric car, announcing today it will be providing 10 of these vehicles this fall to Göteborg Energi as part of a partnership around the areas of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Volvo said these early deployment electric cars will come equipped with measuring instruments so that it can evaluate “parameters such as driving habits and charging patterns affect the battery and its lifetime in the electric car.” The C30 Electric reportedly will have the same features for the most part as the standard C30, only it will also be powered only by electricity. It will be able to range up to 150 km on a single charge, with a top speed of around 130 km per hour and acceleration of zero to one hundred in 10.5 seconds.

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“This is a landmark first step,” said Lennart Stegland, director of the Volvo Car Corporation’s Special Vehicles division in a statement. “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.”

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