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<A HREF="http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/07/31/volvo_future_plans" TARGET="_blank">http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2...plans</A>/<p>Apparently Volvo has plans to release an all battery C30 electric in 2012.
 

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Re: Electric C30 in 2012? (Arbelac)

Sounds fishy to me.<p>When Volvo announced plans for a plug-in hybrid in production by 2012, it said categorically that there were no BEVs in its current product plans. That was only 2 months ago. <br>
 

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not so. A few interviews Ive read with Stephen Odell speak of an plug in hybrid in 2012 (evolved from the current vattenfall V70 demonstration vehicles) with BEVs for small city cars. Hinting at small electric cars from volvo plus volvo designers speak of the C30 being "too big" to compete with real city cars even though the C30 is a step the right way towards smaller cars.<p>so indeed, plug in electric small volvos seems likely but volvo sees their range as prohibitive hence the investment in plug in hybrids like the V70 etc.<p>interesting news from volvo uk that......
 

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NB in 2012 the C30 will be one year from being replaced by the new C30 and the V30 will be here about then too....
 
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