Volvo Says the C30 Electric Is Not Coming to North America

Volvo C30

In brief: Volvo has announced taht the C30 EV will not be coming to America and will only be sold in the European Union.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: C30 EV
Manufacturer: Volvo

The word

Volvo C30

Without much of an excuse, Volvo's announcement came as a shock as many of us believed that the C30 would at least be an order option at Volvo dealers nationally. Volvo, however, cites the growing EU requirements to cut CO2 emissions as their reason for not offering the C30 in the U.S. and Canada.

The C30 will instead first roll out in Sweden with hopes of hitting an EU benchmark of 1,000 units annually.

Along with the disappointing C30 announcement came the additional statement that Volvo will not be building gasoline-electric hybrid and will focus on diesel options instead.

And so ...

Volvo does not hold a large market share in the U.S. and could see electric sales here as being sluggish at best.

Photo credits: Volvo

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