The automobile market inside China is becoming larger each and every day. Sales are booming and many manufactures are either building Chinese-specific vehicles and or testing new products in the new market. Volvo, who is now owned by Chinese Geely, will be one of the next to demonstrate their latest project there: the C30 Electric. Working with a local government supervision authority, Shanghai International Automobile City Group, will test fleet two EVs to better understand how customers will react and behave with a zero emissions vehicle. The community of Jiading located right outside Shanghai will be the first in China to demo the C30 Electric and Volvo has every intention to introduce additional cars in the near future.
“We are very proud to bring the first Volvo C30 Electric cars to China and contribute to the electrification of the country”, says Freeman Shen, chairman of Volvo Cars China. With a system being built utilizing 13,000 charging and 15 battery swapping stations, Jiading has been the country’s official electric vehicle demonstration zone since January 2011. “The Volvo C30 is the first electric car from an international brand that will be presented and involved in various activities here. Its performance fulfills the expectations of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Municipal and District governments to make the demonstration zone a truly international one”, says Ni Yaomin, Deputy Governor of Jiading District, Shanghai.