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The Volvo Recharge Concept

The Volvo's groundbreaking plug-in hybrid on display at the Paris Motor Show.

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The specially designed Volvo C30 features individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be charged via a regular electrical outlet. When fully charged the Volvo ReCharge Concept can be driven approximately 62 miles on battery power alone before the car's four-cylinder combustion engine is needed to power the car and recharge the battery. The concept car also retains the Volvo C30's lively and sporty drive thanks to an acceleration figure of 0-62mph in 9 seconds and a top speed of 100mph. The ReCharge Concept has 66 per cent lower CO2 emissions than best hybrids available today.