Volvo has announced plans to lease an updated fleet of C30 Electrics to European consumers this summer.

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.

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Updated Volvo C30 Electric charges in just 1.5 hours