China has a new Green car king as the Volvo C30 Electric was recently named the country’s “Green Car of The Year”. While the zero-emissions version of the beautiful hatchback is currently being used for demonstration purposes, it hasn’t stopped the Swedish ride from earning some solid accolades. Along side the award’s announcement, Volvo gave up 15 fully built EVs to Shanghai for an open-road test drive project called EV100 Days.
Made possible by the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC), the testing will span a period of about three months. In order to find out the real world and true performance of the C30 Electric’s powerplant, qualified volunteer drivers will “own” and drive one of the cars. In their hands, the public testing should return some much-needed and honest feedback on this rather special kind of Volvo. During that time, 15 fortunate people will get to understand why the China New Energy Mobility Summit named the C30 Electric this year’s “Green Car of The Year”.
“We feel honor yet responsibility to share our world-class know-how in new energy vehicles with China, our second home market, in joint efforts from regulators, suppliers and customers. We’re confident to take a prominent role in China’s safe and sustainable electrification development, making cars for a better life,” said Freeman Shen, Senior Vice President of Volvo Car Corporation and Chairman of its China Operations.