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Xia Yun

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Xia Yun works as Technical Advisor for the Mobility Team at GIZ in China. She mainly works on the topic of transport-related emissions and supports in the coordination of the consortium partners of the project NDC Transport Initiative.

Introduction During the Executive Meeting of the State Council[1] on 31 March 2020, the Chinese government has decided to extend the current purchasing subsidies and NEV purchase tax exemptions in order to stimulate vehicle consumption in China[2]. This came at a time, when the Chinese (and international) automotive industry is under immense pressure of downturn of production and sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular in the NEV industry. This article sheds light on the recent changes of the Chinese incentive policies for NEVs. The article gives an overview of the current market developments and the impact of the pandemic on the automotive and NEV industry in China, the measures taken by the Chinese government in order to stimulate car consumption. Pre-COVID-19: NEV incentive policies Against the background of energy security, electro-mobility is an important element of the Chinese government’s roadmap to promote climate-friendly and sustainable transport. China’s…

The 20 sessions of the Global Future Mobility Conference (GFM) 2018 covered topics of future mobility from New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) over Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICVs) to Green Logistics and Shared Mobility. It was held in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, from 20 to 22 September 2018. Organized by China EV100 and China Info 100 and supported by the Hangzhou municipal government, the conference brought together representatives from government, OEMs,  innovative private firms and technology specialists. Its two plenary sessions focused on NEV innovation and future mobility transition, while the two executive sessions focused on the development of the NEV industry and NEV core technology and supply chain innovation. During the first plenary session, the Global NEV Innovation Summit, Mr. Chen Qingtai, Director of China EV100, shared his opinions regarding the future development of the Chinese automotive industry. Chen contended that automakers should develop and adapt their…