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 […]

New Infographic: Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility

Supporting Chinese ministries as well as related institutes and think-tanks to gain access to conceptual and technical background in order to introduce Electro-Mobility in China in a climate-friendly and environmental sound way is the main objective of the Sino-German Cooperation Project on Electro Mobility. To implement this objective, the project is structured into 4 components […]

Carsharing – First Carsharing Pilot Project in Yantai

On the 21st of September 2014, MIT Group launched the ever first carsharing pilot project in Yantai, Shangdong province. The carsharing system GX-ZUCHE provides 100 cars (including 10 electric vehicles) at 50 carsharing stations, which are distributed throughout the city area. The launching event of the carsharing pilot project on September 21 was followed by a workshop on […]

Lecture Series Life Cycle Assessment in the Automotive Industry

From 7th until 13th of September, Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner visited China invited by GIZ for a lecture series on “Life Cycle Assessment in the Automotive Industry – Status Quo and Perspectives”. Matthias Finkbeiner is Professor of Sustainable Engineering and Vice-Director of the Department of Environmental Technology at Technical University Berlin. During his stay Mr Finkbeiner visited […]

Kick-off: Technical Workshop on Electro-Mobility and Climate Protection

Against the background of rapid growth in transport demand and related Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, China faces the challenges of protecting the climate and reducing its dependency on oil consumption.The technical workshop took place on May 8th, 2013 at Kempinski Hotel, Beijing. Around 30 experts on electric mobility from Europe and China attended this event. […]