Volvo is testing an electric car charger it claims cuts recharging time to just 90 minutes, which is up to six times faster than similar devices.
Volvo has announced its upcoming C30 Electric is now actively in production, with plans for EVs to be released to European leasing customers later this year.
Volvo says its C30 Electric is just as safe as the gas-burning version, and highlights that claim by showing a crash-tested version in Detroit.
Volvo is looking to add fuel cell technology to electric cars it produces, hoping to greatly extend the range these vehicles can travel via clean energy.
Volvo has detailed its green car plans at the Paris Auto Show, including sending the electric C30 to production next year and word of a new plug-in hybrid.
Volvo is rolling out a tiny number of its C30 Electric cars in a test pilot program that will be done in conjunction with an energy company in its Swedish home town.
The C30 battery-electric being unveiled by the Swedish automaker at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit features a top speed of 81 mph and covers 94 miles between charges.