Insights from China: How can we decarbonise the transport sector?

During the global online conference Transport and Climate Change Week 2022, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project was pleased to invite Mr Xu Honglei, vice president at the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) of the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, to share insights on the key challenges […]

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning [CN Version] 2/2

To promote smart and integrated urban mobility planning, the European Commission, in 2013, published the “Guidelines on Developing and Implementing A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, also known as SUMP, aim at satisfying the mobility needs of people and businesses while improving the quality of life. The SUMP concept has been successfully applied […]

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning [CN Version] 1/2

To promote smart and integrated urban mobility planning, the European Commission, in 2013, published the “Guidelines on Developing and Implementing A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, also known as SUMP, aim at satisfying the mobility needs of people and businesses while improving the quality of life. The SUMP concept has been successfully applied […]

Policy Briefing & Translation: NEV Development Plan 2035

This documents 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 […]

The Uptake of New Mobility Services: Learning from Asia

New Mobility Services (NMS) – novel mobility services that are enabled by disruptive technology and innovative business models that facilitate effective sharing of mobility resources – such as ride-hailing or dock-less bike sharing systems, have been emerging with the promise of contributing to more sustainable and climate-friendly mobility – in Asia and beyond. But what […]

Beijing Dialogue – Vision of Future Urban Transport and Mobility

Globally but in particular in China, the transport sector is undergoing a holistic transformation. Digitalization and Big Data, platform economy, new players in the field of mobility services and the emergence of new technologies are changing the transport sector landscape. Along with these opportunities comes the increasing unpredictability of how the future of transport and […]

Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport – How China Wants to Become a Global Transport Superpower

Authors: Sebastian Ibold, Jingzhu Li Contents Background Long-Term Strategic Development of China’s Transport Sector in Two Phases Nine Key Tasks to Implement the Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport Summary Background On September 19, 2019, the Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport was released. The document was approved by the Communist Party of China Central Committee (CPCCC) and […]

Beijing’s first bicycle highway

According to Katie Melua, there are nine-million bicycles in Beijing – and the city is working on bringing bicycles back to the roads by making cycling more safe and thus convenient. But Beijing is also exploring new ways to make cycling more attractive. In May 2019, the city’s first “bicycle highway” was opened to the […]