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VIDEO: Volvo Cranks Up C30 Electric

Volvo has reportedly started producing its all-electric C30, and will start shipping cars to fleets (mostly under leases) in Europe by the Summer. Lennart Stegland, President of Volvo special vehicles, told us late last year that Volvo plans to only build about 1,000 cars for this first production run, and he said while there is a high probability that Volvo will bring the electric C30 cars to the U.S., it’s got to start with Europe first.

The C30 electric has a range of about 80 miles, and takes around 8 hours to charge. Stegland stressed how the placement of the battery — underneath the seats and down the bottom tunnel of the car — will make the car one of the safer EVs out there.

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