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Latest model: Volvo C30 BEV 2011
Volvo C30 BEV 2011Volvo introduced a driveable electric vehicle prototype in September 2009. The Volvo C30 BEV (battery Electric Vehicle) now being shown at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit takes the company one step further in the development workflow. It features both a full dashboard and full instrumentation, as well as improved battery packaging.

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The first prototype helped us identify the main technological challenges, such as battery packaging and security issues. We have addressed these challenges without compromising the Volvo C30's cool and fun-to-drive personality. I am very happy with the result. The electric Volvo C30 BEV in Detroit is a much more full offering, says Lennart Stegland, Director of Volvo Vehicles Special Cars.

The next step in 2010 is a factory-built series of test vehicles. Selected users will drive the test fleet during a two-year trial period in order to offer Volvo Vehicles with valuable experience. Not just technical but also behavioural.

The Swedish Energy Agency is supporting the project by contributing SEK 150 million towards its funding.