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Volvo C30 Electric cuts charge time to 90 minutes

The new 22kW fast-charger fitted to the latest Volvo C30 Electric reduces the vehicle's full charge time to just 90 minutes. The C30 Electric uses the world's first on-board charger that operates on a three-phase power supply and is small enough to be fitted in an electric car...

Volvo C30 production officially ends

Volvo Car Australia has confirmed production of the Volvo C30 hatch has come to an end, with the brand's smallest model having already been removed from its European line-up. With no direct replacement in the pipeline, the compact C30 coupe will be replaced - at least in the short term - by the all-new Volvo V40 five-door hatchback, which is due in local showrooms in December...

2012 Volvo C30 update on sale in Australia

The 2012 Volvo C30 is now on sale in Australia. The upgraded line-up includes the new Lifestyle trim level, as well as additional standard equipment and revised prices.   The price of the entry-level 1.6 DRIVe has increased $840, although it is now fitted with rear park assist and Volvo’s High Performance Sound system – features that were previously options totalling $2000...

Volvo C30 Electric under consideration for Australia

Volvo Car Australia has officially expressed interest in the new Volvo C30 Electric hatchback and is now investigating the business case of introducing it to Australia. With production of the Volvo C30 Electric now underway, Volvo Car Australia’s Jaedene Hudson said the new EV was a serious talking point at the Swedish marque’s Australian offices...

Volvo C30 DRIVe Polestar prepares for World Touring Car Championship

Polestar Racing, with help from Volvo Cars, is about to launch the Volvo C30 DRIVe Polestar racing car at the first round of the World Touring Car Championships in Curitiba, Brazil. Polestar and Volvo will test the car to see if it is worthy of entering next year's full 2012 season...

Volvo C30 Electric crash test exhibit at Detroit Auto Show

Earlier this week Volvo announced it would be showcasing a crash tested version of the Volvo C30 Electric at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The company demonstrated its safety technology associated with the all-electric car and showed how it effectively kept high-voltage systems protected and concealed during a crash...

Volvo C30 Electric crash example at Detroit show

Volvo will present a crashed Volvo C30 Electric at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. The company wants to demonstrate that electric cars can be made safe even when there is extensive use of high voltage batteries and cables within the car...

2012 Volvo C30 five-door rendered

Auto Express has recently reported some information on the upcoming 2012 Volvo C30 and rendered some images of what the car may look like. The most obvious change to the new C30 will be the five-door platform. Volvo has expressed its plans to develop a larger car to rival, specifically, the Volkswagen Golf...

Volvo C30 AWD 294 kW by Polestar

This is a Volvo that proper car enthusiasts will want to own. It’s a 294.2 kW (394 hp) red-hot Volvo C30 hatch by Volvo’s Swedish Touring Car Team with the working title of C30 Performance Concept Prototype. As far as hot hatches go, this is the real deal. Transferring over 390 horsepower to the road in such a small car is no easy task unless you have all-wheel-drive, which this car will most surely use...

Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo will build a fleet of 50 electric powered C30s, which will be used as daily drives from 2011, with a range of 150 kilometres on a full charge. This is said to be sufficient for the daily transport needs of most Europeans. Drivers of these especially green Volvos will simply use a home power socket rather than a petrol bowser for a fill...

Volvo C30 DRIVe & Facebook launch virtual round world contest

Volvo is launching an innovative online contest challenging people to virtually drive a Volvo C30 DRIVe around the world in 80 days, using only their Facebook friends. Volvo Cars will donate 15,000 Euros (AUD$24,000) in the winning team's name to a carbon offset project promoted by "myclimate"...

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