The integrated and effective application of electric buses in public bus systems is an important key to making transport more climate- and environment-friendly by lowering carbon and air pollutant emissions. In recent years, the number of new energy buses has rapidly increased in China (including plug-in hybrid buses, fuel cell buses and particularly in China, […]
A Study on the Optimization of the Bus Network and Exclusive Bus Lane Planning for the City of Tianjin
Bus electrification is a systematic programme encompassing not only the procurement of buses, but also the adjustment and optimisation of related bus networks, their operation capacity allocation, as well as the design, construction, and operation of needed charging infrastructure. Covering, amongst other initiatives, all of these aspects relevant to bus electrification, Tianjin’s 14th Five-Year-Plan (FYP) […]
The electrification of large vehicle fleets, especially taxi fleets, is a necessary component for achieving international and national climate targets. This measure can also make an important contribution to reducing particulate matter and noise pollution in cities. In China, local governments are increasingly intervening in the design of urban taxi fleets through regulatory measures by […]
Transport and Climate Change Week 2022: Insights & Experience from China Shared at Global Sustainable Transport Conference
The 5th Transport and Climate Change Week (TCCW) took place between 9th and 13th May, 2022. It is an international conference focused on knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer exchange on the challenges and best practices for achieving sustainability goals and decarbonisation in the transport sector. Around 1,500 experts and decision-makers from around the world joined the week-long conference through its online platform, where they could follow and engage with the events, as well as connect in online networking spaces.
The “Study on Technical System of the Life Cycle of Battery Electric Buses” follows the life cycle stations of battery electric buses, from its procurement, charging, operation, maintenance, to the decommissioning of batteries. It provides a technical guide for stakeholders in each of the procedures to achieve safety, efficiency, and sustainability. As part of the study, eight case cities covering various geographic area and social-economic level were identified: Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Jinan, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Yinchuan, and Xi’an. Through surveys and interviews, the study collected first-hand data on the challenges, solutions, and best practices in these cities. Based on literature review, comparative analyses, field study, and expert consultations, the study then provides recommendations for all relevant stakeholders.
On August 24th, 2021, the Kick-off Workshop to the pilot project “Research on Setting of Temporary Loading and Unloading Parking Zones for New Energy Freight Vehicles in Chancheng District of Foshan” was jointly held by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Nanjing Institute of City & Transport Planning (NICTP).
Battery swapping is seen as a complement to conventional charging, allowing the change of battery packs within minutes, whereas Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) is offering innovative business models linked to the energy sector. This document provides an overview on status quo of battery swapping and BaaS in China.
Project kick-off NDC Transport Initiative for Asia –China is key to decarbonize transport in the race towards net-zero emissions
On April 13th, representatives from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Guangdong Province, as well as various international and domestic technical implementation agencies jointly kicked off the China component of the project “Nationally Determined Contributions – Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)”.
The transport sector in China needs to start outlining intermediate efforts to play its role in reaching the recently set long-term target: carbon neutrality by 2060 as announced by China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 during his speech at the General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. In particular, […]
China issues the blueprint for its electric vehicle and intelligent connected vehicle industry development for the next 15 years!
On 02 November 2020, the New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035) was published by the State Council Office of the People’s Republic of China. The New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035) is a strategic top-level policy guiding the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated New Energy Vehicle (NEV) and Intelligent Connected Vehicle (ICV) eco-system in China […]