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The Volvo C70 has a certain undeniable Nordic allure and now Electroengine has endowed one example of the convertible coupe with a unique electric drivetrain that adds some beast to that beauty. This True Electric now rolls with all wheel drive and enough horses to bring it to up to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in under six seconds. That's over a second and half quicker than the 2011 model with a turbo'd 2.5 liter. And that's despite being 300 kg (661 lbs) heavier. Hey, 56 kWhs of lithium batter

On receipt of their second tranche of £1.45 million worth of funding ($2.3 million U.S. at today's exchange rate), Oxford YASA Motors has put out a press release that contains some revelatory information about the startup's tech and their lengthening list of application developments. Expected performance improvements and a growing customer list truly make this a company to watch.

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