Volvo will launch at the Detroit Auto Show a series version of the C30 electric model. It will have a 110 horsepower engine, capable of offering an autonomy of about 150 kilometers. Once in September this year revealed to the public the electric concept based on the C30, Volvo is currently preparing to bring to public the series version of the prototype.
Swedes will use the Detroit Motor Show to reveal the outcome of the project, which would give the public a 100% electric model, competitive and able to take over Scandinavian brand features. Electric version of the compact benefit of a full interior, a new instrument panel and a completely new set of lithium-ion battery, which can be loaded from a normal outlet in eight hours.
Propulsion is provided by a 82 kW engine, the equivalent of 110 horsepower, which is sufficient to ensure a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 130 km/h. According the official press release, the future electric C30 will provide an autonomy of about 150 km, which covers the daily needs of Europeans in 90%. After its official launch in January, Volvo will offer to test 50 specimens of electric C30, funded by 14.3 million euros program. Machine testing will be done on a period of two years, drivers observations following to help Volvo to develop and improve its future electric models.