Electro-Mobility & Alternative Fuels

Electro-mobility is an important key to decarbonize transport. In particular, battery electric propulsion offers the potential to effectively mitigate emissions in road transport. Nevertheless, to decarbonize maritime shipping, inland waterway transport and aviation, different approaches are needed. Green hydrogen from renewable energy sources, power fuels (e.g. Power-to-Liquid (PtL)) and innovative solutions such as catenary truck systems are viable options to effectively mitigate carbon emissions and make transport more sustainable.

Facts & Figures

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million electric cars were driving on China's roads at the end of 2020
China had
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charging stations at the end of 2019
In July 2020, China has about
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hydrogenation stations
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tons of cargo were carried on Chinese inland waterways in 2018

News & Articles

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)”.