Paris motor show: Volvo C30 DRIVe will go into production in 2011



Volvo's C30 DRIVe electric car will go into production in 2011, the Swedish manufacturer has announced at the Paris motor show.

In a press conference today CEO of Volvo Cars, Stefan Jacoby, said that the future for Volvo lies in electric cars: "We will set a standard in the industry."

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Volvo is keen to take back the ground that other manufacturers such as Renault and Toyota have made with EVs and plug-in hybrids.

The C30 DRIVe Electric will go into production in early 2011 and run in test fleets in Europe, China and the US.

Volvo also announced it will have a plug-in hybrid on offer in 2012, combining an electric power with a diesel hybrid power train.

Volvo claims its plug-in hybrid will have ultra low CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km CO2.

The Paris motor show is the first major show for Stefan Jacoby since he took up his new position on 16 August.
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