Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric

  • Opel Ampera Prototype

    It’s the end of February, which means that winter is almost over for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and Geneva’s prestigious autoshow is just days away. This year we’ve been given unprecedented access to many of the cars due to debut at this year’s show, but in case you’ve missed them here is our roundup of cars due to debut in Geneva this year. Production Cars 2012 Opel Ampera Production Version It may already be well into production in the U.S., but the European version of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 Opel Ampera, produced by GM’s European...

  • Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric car, 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Volvo’s Upcoming Plug-in Vehicles: What do YOU Want to Know?

    Let’s be honest: Volvo isn’t the first company that comes to mind when thinking of electric vehicles. In fact, until the display of a crashed C30 Electric at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year we’ve seen very little from Volvo’s plug-in fleet except a few...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Electric Car Round-Up

    Between the wreck of a Volvo and a $300k Mercedes supercar, the 2011 Detroit Auto show is giving the electric car fan plenty of variety, so if you're planning to visit the show between now and closing time on January 23, here are the electric vehicles you should make the time to see and the EV...

  • Volvo C30 electric car after crash testing. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Electric Car Crashes? Just As Safe As Any Other Volvo

    Despite thousands of automotive gasoline fires in the U.S. every year, we've pretty much normalized the risks of the highly explosive liquid that we use to fuel our cars. But for electric cars, there's a whole new set of potential fears. One may be driving through water--it's not like tossing a...

  • Volvo C30 Electric crash test
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Volvo Shows Off Crashed Electric C30

    You might think that having a twisted lump of metal on your auto show stand probably isn't the best way to promote your latest product. Most manufacturers would agree with you. The customers tend to prefer cars shinier and in one piece. Volvo aren't "most manufacturers" though and they've never...

  • Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric car, 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2010 LA Auto Show: Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric First Drive Report

    One of the great things about auto shows is the chance for journalists to drive prototype cars, especially at the Los Angeles Auto Show, known for its green-car test drives. We got a chance to spend 20 minutes behind the wheel of the Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric car, with Volvo's Lennart Stegland in...

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