Volvo Cars and Goteborg Energi Company have signed an agreement letter of cooperation in the field of electrical vehicles, according to which, the Swedish automaker will provide the energy company with ten Volvo C30 Battery Electric vehicles during this autumn.

"This is a landmark first step," shares Lennart Stegland, director of the Volvo Car Corporation's Special Vehicles division.

The EV's in the demo fleet are powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be re-charged from a regular power socket and allows a driving range of up to 150 km on a single charge. In the terms of interior comfort, safety and space, the Volvo C30 Electric rides are hundred percent identical to the factory C30s and are equipped with advanced measuring instruments. With approximately 130 km/h top speed, the eco-friendly hatches are capable to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in just 10.5 second.

Anders Hedenstedt, President of Goteborg Energi proudly comments: "We believe in the future of the electric car and are extremely proud that we will be the first recipients of electric vehicles from Volvo Cars. We work to promote a sustainable society in Goteborg so to participate in the development of new infrastructure for safe electric cars and cooperate with Volvo Cars at such an early stage feels absolutely right."