Research on the Development of the Fuel Cell Vehicle Industry in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region

This report identifies current projects and policies on the development of both commercial as well as private fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in China, focusing especially on the promising Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and projects the economic viability of different FCV technologies for a number of rollout scenarios until 2030. In the assessment and projections, significant promise of […]

Policy Briefing & Translation: NEV Development Plan 2035

This document provides the briefing and English translation of the original New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035), which was published by the General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on 02 November 2020. The New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035) is a strategic top-level policy guiding the development […]

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

New Energy Vehicles (NEV) and in particular battery electric vehicles are widely seen as key to make transport more sustainable and climate-friendly, and, in line with the promotion of renewable energy, to reach the climate targets of the Paris Agreement. In its current stage, the direct electrification of vehicles comes along with challenges. Even though […]

China Transport Sector Policy Briefing – October 2018

China Transport Sector Policy Briefing – October 2018 The October edition of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with a monthly summary of new important policies in China’s transport sector. Please click here to download: China Transport Sector Policy Briefing October 2018  In October, […]

Measures by the Chinese Government to Promote Electro-Mobility

Developments in the field of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China have exceeded all expectations. The Middle Kingdom is by far the largest market for NEVs, with 50 % of global passenger cars being sold here (International Energy Agency (IEA), 2018). The numbers for NEVs are ever increasing: in the first half of 2018, NEV […]

New Publication: Impact Assessment of Vehicle Electrification on Regional Air Quality in China and Climate Impact Assessment of Electric Vehicles 2050

The development of electric vehicles (EVs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs)) could enhance fuel diversity and utilise renewable energy, which is considered a promising, long-term solution to reduce high dependence on fossil fuels and alleviate climate change impacts from a global perspective. In addition, EV deployment is considered capable of […]

2nd Asia New Energy Vehicle Summit – A brief Overview

China’s continuous ambitions towards a green transport revolution have shaped the general tenor of a sustainable transport system. Furthermore, financial as well as non-financial incentives have had a notable impact on an expanding green transport network. Despite political efforts, this brought about a rebound in the vehicle-related industry, where the uptake of new energy vehicles […]

New Report Concludes: Complementary Incentives Crucial for E-mobility Uptake

To tap into the experience of European countries in respect to the most effective complementary policies, GIZ and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) conducted a study to investigate incentives for electric vehicles (EVs) in the five largest EV markets in Europe, namely Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Norway. They accounted […]

New Policy on Electric Buses Published in China

The electrification of buses in public transport fleets is gaining more and more attention worldwide. Both, in China and Germany, there are several government programs, pilot projects and R&D activities taking place with the aim to replace conventional buses with electric buses in the most economical and environmentally friendly way. Drivers for electrification of public […]

A climate-friendly solution or exacerbation of the problem? Electric-vehicles in China

Monetary purchasing subsidies, super credits, tax exemptions and local incentives for industry and consumers: China is sparing no efforts in its drive towards market expansion for e-mobility. The motives of China’s industrial policy are straightforward, yet environmental protection as a driver is not equally unambiguous. Prevalent coal-fired electricity production is sparking doubts whether an electrification […]