Volvo has confirmed it is working an all-electric C30, although it currently has no plans to put it into production.
The Swedish firm will show a fully operational version of the all-electric C30 as part of its Innovation for Life event, which will be held shortly after the Frankfurt Auto Show.
When contacted by Autocar, a Volvo source said: “The all-electric C30 is a car we have talked about previously and formed the basis of the Recharge concept shown a few years ago.
“One of the cars that will be shown at the Innovation for Life event will be an all-electric C30 and that car will be driven.”
At the moment, the all-electric C30 is just a concept and Volvo has no current plans to put it into production.
“It is an evaluation concept,” said the source. “It’s being worked on and is part of an ongoing evaluation and we will make a decision in the future.
“At the moment, we are not considering putting it into production.”
Volvo has pledged to bring a diesel plug-in electric hybrid V70 to market by 2012, and an all-electric C30 is seen as an extension of this project.