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Volvo Car Canada Ltd. Announces 2016 Award for Environmental Journalism


BOWMANVILLE, ON. (October 27th, 2016.) Volvo Car Canada Ltd. is proud to announce the winner, and runner-up, of this year’s Award for Environmental Journalism at the 2017 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year competition.


The 2016 Award for Environmental Journalism has been awarded to Steven Bochenek; the runner-up is Mark Richardson. The winner was chosen unanimously by three judges who have relative background and work experience in the subjects covered by this year’s entries.


The Volvo Canada Award for Environmental Journalism was established in 1999 to support journalistic reporting on the environmental issue of personal transportation including, but not limited to, design, manufacture, maintenance and recyclability.


Each year’s entries may be recognized from any medium in the media including print, broadcast and digital. When making their selection, judges consider objective analysis of the subject, the ability to succinctly present the content to the reader, the clear and verifiable impact of the subject on the environment as well as the overall writing style of the piece.



About Volvo Car Canada

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 36 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80, V60, XC60 & XC90 are among vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).  Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.


About Volvo Car Group

Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.


As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).


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