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In order to reduce emissions and to boost industrial upgrading in the transport sector, China Academy of Transport Science (CATS) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) jointly organized the 2nd International Forum on Zero Emissions of Urban Transport from 28 to 29 May 2018 in Beijing. China has made great efforts to promote New Energy Buses (NEB). In 2017, China introduced more than 100,000 new buses, 93% of which were NEBs. In light of this dynamic development, experts in the sectors of public transport and NEVs reviewed the status quo and relevant subsidy policies during the workshop. The participants also exchanged suggestions on possible policies for the promotion of NEBs. The development of NEBs has reduced the emissions of greenhouse gases dramatically and relieved pressure on the urban environment. Li Cheng, Associate Research Fellow from CATS, illustrated that the promotion of NEBs saved more than 1.3 million tons of diesel…

Supported by the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission and GIZ, the “2017 New Energy Transportation International Forum”, co-hosted by Shanghai Transportation Trade Association and Shine Consultant, will be held on 10th -11th January, 2017 in Shanghai. This forum aims to provide an efficient communication platform to the new energy vehicle industry participants to introduce the latest regulations and policies, advanced technologies and operation experiences. Experts from government, top 10 OEMs, public transportation operators, EV charging station producers, car rental companies and high-tech solution companies will share their experiences and all participants will have the chance to seek business cooperation opportunities and grab latest market trends. This forum covers four main topics: Updates & Trends of New Energy Vehicles Policy, New Energy Vehicles Application Scenarios, Vehicle Technology Innovation and Charging Infrastructure Layout. In the forum, you have the chance to talk with decision makers and experts from: Transportation Services Division of the Ministry…

In the last year China has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the electric vehicle market. In 2015 alone Chinese customers purchased three times more electric vehicles than in the previous year. With unit sales of 188.000 electric vehicles China has surpassed the United States of America as a leading market for electric cars. Germany and China continue to work in the fields of climate–friendly market development, standardisation, and charging infrastructure. The reasons for China’s current success in promoting e-mobility are manifold. An ambitious vehicle manufacturing industry, a highly supportive fiscal (e.g. purchase subsidies) and regulatory policy environment (e.g. exemption from vehicle quotas in cities), charging infrastructure investments as well as public and private cooperation are certainly contributing to the rapid market growth. To enhance the latter, the China Committee of Electric Vehicles 100 Members (known as China EV100) was founded in 2014. The China EV100 is an associated organisation dedicated…

Learning from international experience in urban transport policy and discussing their relevance for Chinese cities was the main topic of the Urban Transport Development Forum in Beijing. The forum was organised by the Chinese Ministry of Transport, the World Bank and GIZ. The first day on 10th March 2015 focussed on the question how sustainable urban transport policy can be implemented successfully. Dr. Friedemann Kunst (former Head of Transportation Department, Berlin State Senate) presented Berlin’s strategic approach to urban transport planning. He stressed that transport policy in Germany has come a long way: “Since the late 1990s cities in Germany have realised that it is impossible to combine the ideas of a car-friendly city and a city that is attractive and resource-efficient.” The turnaround, with an increase in environmental friendly transport modes was only possible through a participatory planning process that managed to create a unique commitment to sustainable transport…

Under participation of Chinese city representatives, researchers and carsharing providers, GIZ organized a workshop on “The Integration of Carsharing in Parking Management in China” on March 9, 2014. The workshop took place prior to the Urban Transport Development Forum at the Chinese Ministry of Transport, where parking management in Chinese cities was one of the focal subjects to be discussed. As parking challenges can heavily differ among different types of carsharing, the workshop participants separated in breakout groups and discussed specific requirements of station-based as well as free-floating carsharing systems. While the carsharing operators outlined their perspective on parking in Chinese cities, it became clear that the missing unification of parking responsibilities as well as poor parking management can have a crucial impact on the feasibility and development of carsharing services. Demand-based pricing of on-street parking and enforcement of illegal parking could help to reduce the parking pressure in cities…

“In transport, we need a broad and integrated set of instruments, integrated urban and transport planning, reliable public transport systems, transport demand management, infrastructure for walking and cycling and smart linkages between those. Here ITS can help to link different transport modes and make transport more convenient and attractive for the passenger.” Mr. Jochen Künzel, Deputy Consulate from German Consulate General in Guangzhou set the frame for the Sino-German ITS Technical Exchange and Development Forum where renowned German and Chinese experts shared their experiences in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and discussed the way forward for both countries. The forum took place during the 9th China Intelligent Transportation Annual Conference on November 13th in Guangzhou. Dr. Veit Steinle, Director General of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, delivered the keynote address on the first day during the plenary session. His opening speech emphasised the importance of both countries…

On Friday, November 21st, the 3rd Forum on Technologies & Policies for Transportation Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction will take place in Kempinski Hotel Beijing. The event will be hosted by Energy Foundation, co-hosted by GIZ and organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE China). This year, the annual forum will focus on the promotion of electric vehicles as well as related actions, such as mandatory development targets, policy effectiveness evaluation and consumer oriented EV policies. Besides the participation from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), further experts from China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Clean Air Alliance of China (CAAC), State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, Energy Foundation, SAE China and GIZ will attend the event. In the course of the forum various experts will…