Volvo has announced plans to lease an updated fleet of C30 Electrics to European consumers this summer.
The updated model is outfitted with a new Siemens electric motor that produces 120 HP (89 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. It will enable the hatchback to accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 125 km/h (77 mph). More importantly, drivers can expect to travel approximately 120–150 km (74-93 miles) on a single charge.
The C30 Electric will also be equipped with an on-board rapid charger that operates on a three-phase supply. This will reduce the normal 8-10 hour recharging time to just 1.5 hours when a three-phase outlet is used. If that's too long, a 10-minute charge will provide enough juice for 20 km (12 mile) of driving.