The Volvo C70 has been converted into electric with a battery-electric powertrain by a Swedish company called Electroengine.
The True Electric C70 project has been conducted by Electroengine in Sweden AB, based in Uppsala. With the support of three partners, Electroengine has transformed a Volvo C70 into an all-electric car - the C70-TE4WDD.
The car, which accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds, with a top speed of more than 125 mph, is its range: up to 200 miles on a single charge.
We have already successfully completed several joint projects earlier during the year, a year in which we have showcased our electric powertrain, our know-how and our ability to develop leading edge solutions in the field of EV (Electric Vehicle) technology. With the generous support of Öresundskraft, Lunds Energi and Energihuset, we have been able to transform a Volvo C70 into a pure electric car, featuring the most advanced technologies. This has been possible by employing our latest battery and battery management technology, in combination with the world's lightest (power-to-weight) and most energy-efficient electric motors and power electronics, states Björn Karlström of Electroengine.
But the Volvo C70-TE4WDD won't be offered for sale. Electroengine is more a of technology developer rather than aspirant manufacturer and the car is meant as a demonstrator. This project was done with three sponsors from Sweden's energy sector and joins a ZE Saab 9-3 and a 27 foot Nimbus boat on the company's list of accomplishments over the past year