E-Bus Development in China: From Fleet Electrification to Refined Management

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.

Kick-off Workshop – Temporary Parking Zones for New Energy Logistics Vehicles

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).

Overview on Battery Swapping and Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) in China

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)”.

2020 EB-PAC National New Energy Bus Performance Evaluation Competition

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 […]

Kick-off Workshop – Study on the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in the Field of Urban Logistics Distribution

In recent years, freight volume in China has been increasing on average by almost 15 percent annually. The total freight volume in 2019 was 47 billion tons and increased nearly 9 fold compared to 5.3 billion tons in 1990. In particular, growing e-commerce activities and food and parcel deliveries have entailed a massive increase of delivery trips and hence transport volumes. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has even further accelerated this development.

Transport & Power-to-X (PtX) in China

Author: Sebastian Ibold Power-to-X (PtX) also Power-to-Anything) is the general term for processes that convert electrical power into fuels (Power-to-Gas, Power-to-Liquid), raw materials for industry (Power-to-Chem) or other energy forms. To make PtX products, pure hydrogen is first obtained from the source products – power and water – by electrolysis. As the first PtX product, hydrogen […]

Hydrogen and New Energy Cooperation between Zhangjiakou and Brandenburg

Hydrogen is not only a means of storing energy, but also a valuable resource that can fuel transportation vehicles and can be used in various production processes. As the pioneers in this area, both Hebei Province in China and the state of Brandenburg in Germany hope to develop their new energy economy by establishing a […]