Volvo Readies C30 BEV for Road Trials, NAIAS

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

volvo c30 bev Volvo Readies C30 BEV for Road Trials, NAIAS

Volvo’s electric vehicle, the C30 BEV is getting ready to take on the road. Volvo showed a drivable prototype of the vehicle at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, and the automaker now intends to show another iteration at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit next year.

The car to be displayed at Detroit has complete interiors and full instrumentation, along with better battery packaging. The C30 has taken a number of environment friendly avatars over time, like efficient diesels, flex fuel, plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions.

The zero emission C30 BEV however, will go further and be put on the road for tests. Volvo plans to produce 50 electric vehicles over the next year, and put the C30 BEV for real world tests in 2011.

Volvo C30 BEV seats four, and has a power output of 111bhp. The car can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 11.5 seconds, and has a range of 150 kilo meters.

Source: Autoblog Green