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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…

In January 2018, China’s top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), set out ambitious targets for the development of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICV) in its Draft Strategy for Innovation and Development of Intelligent Vehicles. Amongst others, the Chinese government aims for intelligent vehicles to account for 50% of all new cars sold in the country by 2020. To contribute to the realization of these goals, the Shenzhen Municipal Government together with China EV100 and the Green and Low-Carbon Development Foundation (GDF) launched the Greater Bay Area Intelligent Vehicle Eco-Partnership (GIVE) during the Global Intelligent Vehicle Summit on 20. June 2018 in Shenzhen. The objective of this high-level platform is to accelerate the formation of the ICV industry ecosystem in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), which encompasses Hong Kong, Macau as well as the province of Guangdong. The GBA not only features a combined GDP of $1.3…

At the invitation of China EV100, one of the most influential think tanks in China’s automobile industry, the 2018 Global Intelligent Vehicle (GIV) Summit was held in Shenzhen from June 20th to June 21st. Over the course of two days, numerous high-level participants from government, the automotive industry and academia gathered in China’s technology hub to share and discuss their insights on the future of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICV). Overall, the participants projected a strong sense of confidence that China can not only keep up with the rest of the world, but in fact take the lead in the field of ICV in the coming years. This sentiment was underpinned through numbers presented by Mr. Xu Changming, Deputy Director General of the PRC State Information Center, a government think tank affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). According to the estimates of the State Information Centre, ICV sales…