Volvo Car Corporation has delivered 15 of its C30 Electric cars to the City of Shanghai in China as part of the Shanghai International Automotive City (SIAC) Group’s open road test-drive project, EV100 Days.

The company, as part of the project, will support the local government’s efforts to promote electronic vehicles in the country.

Volvo will collect data on the C30 electric cars performance on Chinese roads as well as the driving habits of Chinese consumers and then use the data to plot future development of electric vehicles in the country.

Commenting on the delivery of the electric vehicles Volvo Car Corporation senior vice president and chairman of China operations Freeman Shen said that the delivery is an important step for the company towards its goal promoting new energy vehicles in China.

"We’re confident to take a prominent role in China’s safe and sustainable electrification development, making cars for a better life," added Freeman.

Volvo had signed a MoU with SIAC in November 2011 to demonstrate new energy vehicles and data collection in China, and the delivery of the said vehicles is a step further under the MoU.