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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.

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.

A trial fleet of approximately 400 Volvo C30 Electrics is a comin' and the Swedish automaker wants potential lessees to know that the C30 is equipped to cope with extreme winter weather. Apparently, the C30 Electric is not likely to be one of those sweater and gloves commuter cars. According to Volvo, the C30 features three distinct climate systems: one supplies occupants with hot or cold air; one keeps the temperature of the vehicle's battery pack in check; and one provides water cooling for th

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

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

Says they aren't always ready to compete in the automotive industry

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

Volvo C30 electric crash test – Click above to watch video after the jump

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

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

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