Volvo presents the C30 BEV, the electric version of the C30 |

Volvo grasped the audience at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week largely with its R-Design styling kit for its hatchback model, the C30. But the Swedish automaker also revealed to the general public the C30 BEV, a fully electric concept of its model.

The C30 BEV will have a 100% electric engine, which will be capable of going for 150 km (93 miles), go from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in less than 11 seconds and will reach 130 km/h (80 mph). As with many recently released electric cars, it will be a normal plug-in model, which can be fully charged when connected to a regular 230 V socket.The lithium-ion battery can reach its maximum charge in just eight hours, guaranteeing that your Volvo C30 BEV can be fueled up in the morning.

Sadly though, the BEV is still a prototype concept, but the Scandinavia manufacturer did reveal that in the future, it might release a production-ready model of the BEV. Until then though, eco-conscious drivers can opt for the DRIVe version of the C30, which has a 1.6-liter diesel engine that emits only 99 grams of CO2/km. Also, if you still want an electric motor in your C30, Volvo says it will release a plug-in hybrid based on the hatchback as soon as 2012.

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Source: Automarket

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