Volvo demonstrated the horribly ugly, but somewhat practical 3CC concept a while back, but were very straight about it up front that the vehicle was merely an excercise in futility, er, uh… design. Doesn’t matter anyway because this car doesn’t have three front seats, it’s a 2+1 design.
The version taken to Shanghai has zero emissions, running entirely on electric batteries — in fact, 3,000 lithium ion cells, the same batteries that laptops use.
The electric 3CC can reach up to 180 miles on a single charge, Volvo says, farther than earlier electric vehicles because of improved battery technology. On top of that, the company said, the charge time has been reduced, the 3CC can reach a top speed of 85 mph and get from 0-60 mph in 10 seconds.