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15Volvo C30 Electric wins "Green Car of the Year" in China as 100-day test drives start

It may be limited in number and expensive as all get out, but the Volvo C30 Electric does have some big fans. In fact, the all-electric (almost) vehicle was named the "Green Car of the Year" in China at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit.

17Despite rumors, Volvo not ceasing electric C30 production plans

Dutch website NU recently reported that Volvo expects low demand for its C30 Electric, and therefore it decided to stop building the mostly electric car (it has a small, ethanol-burning heater to keep passengers warm). The original source for this information was a story in the Belgian newspaper The Age that cited Volvo's government affairs director, Anders Kärrberg. Turns out, this isn't quite right.

1Despite rumors, Volvo not ceasing electric C30 production plans

Dutch website NU recently reported that Volvo expects low demand for its C30 Electric, and therefore it decided to stop building the mostly electric car (it has a small, ethanol-burning heater to keep passengers warm). The original source for this information was a story in the Belgian newspaper The Age that cited Volvo's government affairs director, Anders Kärrberg. Turns out, this isn't quite right.

4Volvo developing ELVIIS EV charging system to ease payments from any outlet

Volvo is working with Ericsson and Gothenburg Energy on developing a system in which electric-vehicle drivers can control EV charging levels and make payments for electricity from inside of the car.

27Volvo nixing C30 in favor of five-door V30?

The Volvo C30 is nearing the end of its lifecycle and that means Volvo can take its compact hatch in one of two directions: plug on with a three-door variant or make a more spacious five-door to compete with the Audi A3.

AddTechnical details on the Volvo C30 electric's motor

The lovely – though far too pricey for our tastes – Volvo C30 Electric DRIVe will get its motivation from Brusa Elektronik AG-supplied electric motors. Based in Germany, Brusa says its drivetrain systems will power at least 250 – possibly more based upon demand – C30 Electrics.

AddVolvo, Siemens work together for better electric drive technology

Swedish automaker Volvo has teamed up with German engineering conglomerate Siemens to jointly advance the development of electric vehicles through an extensive strategic cooperation that will focus on electrical drive technology, electronics and vehicle charging units.

AddVolvo C30 Electric to participate in wireless charging project

Volvo has announced that its C30 Electric will participate in an inductive charging project called Continuous Electric Drive (CED) that is being set up by Belgian technological and automotive development specialists Flanders' Drive. Volvo will deliver a single C30 Electric to Flanders' Drive on May 19th, the official start of the project, to be modified for wireless charging.

AddFirst Drive: Volvo C30 Electric is lovely, except for that sky-high price tag

We'll take one, once we can buy one while keeping both kidneys

AddThis is what a Volvo C30 EV looks like after a 40 mph offset crash

Crash-tested Volvo C30 Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddFirst ten Volvo C30 BEVs to join Goteborg Energi fleet this fall

Volvo C30 BEV prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Report: Volvo will build an Electric C30 test fleet, but no word on public sales

Volvo C30 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Electric Volvo C30 won't arrive in U.S.

Volvo C30 EV – Click above for a high-res image gallery

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