Volvo C30 Electric was awarded “Green Car of the Year” in China at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit in recognition of its world-leading safety and superb performance on the same day.
While the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) marked its first anniversary of the electric vehicle (EV) campaign on July 20, 2012, Volvo Car Corporation also delivered 15 Volvo C30 Electric cars to the City for pioneering open road test-drive project – EV100 Days.
As a substantial step forward since Volvo Car Corporation signed the MoU with SIAC last November on electric car demonstration and data collection, Volvo delivered 15 electric cars for public testing during the first anniversary of SIAC’s EV campaign. A recruitment call was made for open road test-drive projects – EV100, a period of some three months in which qualified volunteer drivers can own and drive a Volvo C30 Electric.
By starting this project Volvo Car Corporation will be able to collect more data about the C30 Electric’s performance on Chinese roads as well as the driving habits of Chinese consumers, by monitoring and analyzing operation of these cars. The company will in turn be able to translate the knowledge acquired during the project into future product development. The study will also provide a reference for mass promotion of electric vehicles in China and the development of next-generation electric vehicles.
During the project, Volvo Car Corporation will support local government’s efforts in industrialization of new energy vehicles, providing technical supports, building infrastructures, promoting EV and used EV sales, car insurance, annual checkups, as well we road traffic management. Volvo Car Corporation will share with local government its experience in business operations and management of the new energy vehicle industry accumulated overseas.
In the second half of Volvo Cars China operations’ Drive-E experience day, the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit was held at SIAC. Influential speakers and nationwide press gathered to share insights into “Action towards a safe electrification”. The occasion comes right after a recent launch of China National Energy Saving & New Energy Automotive Development Plan, and therefore drew wide attention.