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The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Inside this issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Below, you will find Issue 3 of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing 2020, with summaries of most relevant and noteworthy developments in June and July. Please click here to download the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing 2020, Issue 3Download Selected highlights of this Issue are: The update of China’s NEV Dual Credit System has been finalized. It is used to reward or penalize carmakers based on their share of NEVs and the fuel consumption of their produced fleet. The updated version continues a gradual increase of the required share of NEVs, but allows for some leeway in the calculation by crediting the production/import of vehicles with low…

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 newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Inside this issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing After an extended break due to COVID-19, the China Transport Policy Briefing is back with its 1st issue of 2020. Whilst in Europe the pandemic situation is still in full swing, Beijing has been resuming work in a “new reality” after the wave has been overcome. Enclosed you will find summaries of highly relevant and exciting developments of December, January, February and March. Please click here to download the China Transport Policy Briefing 2020, 01Download Selected highlights of this Issue are: The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Chinese car market while it was already at a low point. After several weeks of tight restrictions,…

Electro-mobility and New Energy Vehicles (NEV)[1] are important elements of the Chinese government’s strategy to promote climate-friendly and sustainable transport. In particular, the promotion of public transport and the adoption of New Energy Buses play a central role in realizing those ambitions. In recent years, China’s central government and local authorities have launched various support policies to push market development, foster advanced industry chains, create a skilled labor force and to achieve technological breakthroughs and efficiency gains in the field of New Energy Bus technology. Supportive policies include subsidies for purchasing and operating New Energy Buses, as well as tax reductions and other incentives for phasing out and decommissioning buses with conventional combustion engines. By the end of 2019, more than 400,000 New Energy Buses were in operation in China. The share of New Energy Buses in the overall bus market increased from about 1% in 2013 to 55% in…

The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Inside this issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing The 6th Issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing 2019, as this year’s winter edition, covers highly relevant and exciting developments in August, September, October and November . Please click here to download China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 6 2019 Summer Edition One of the highlights of this issue is that China published its “Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport”, which describes the future vision and roadmap for China’s transport sector with a clear message: China wants to become a global transport superpower by 2050 (Article #9). Read more about how this plan fits into China’s policy making in our Blog Article: How China Wants to…

The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Inside this issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing The 5th Issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing 2019, as this year’s summer edition, covers highly relevant and exciting developments in May, June and July. Please click here to download China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 5 2019 Summer Edition One of the highlights of this Issue is that China discusses to adjust its Dual Credit System, which is used to reward or penalise carmakers based on their share of NEVs and Corporate Average Fuel Consumption. The Chinese government has also released work plans to develop standards on New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) and Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICVs), directly referencing the cooperation with Germany and the EU.…

The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Inside this issue of the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Please click here to download China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 4 2019 Significant topics outlined in this issue are the energy consumption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the corporate average fuel consumption. Where the corporate average fuel consumption (CAFC) of China’s domestically produced vehicles was supposed to drop 3.2 liters per 100 km at the turn of the decade, preliminary figures now show that targets may already have been reached in 2018. At the same time, BEV manufacturers achieved particularly noteworthy results. What is more, in March, China introduced a new testing cycle for determining the energy consumption of EVs. The China Automotive Testing Cycle (CATC) was…

China Transport Sector Policy Briefing – 2019, Issue 3 The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Please click here to download: China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 3 2019 NEV purchase subsidies, VAT reform, methanol-fuelled cars, green logistics On 5 March 2019, Premier Li Keqiang presented the 2019 Government Work Report at the National People’s Congress. Each year, the Government Work Report summarises economic and social achievements from the previous year and the general direction for the current fiscal year. For the transport sector, the 2019 Report reiterates many of the goals set out in policies previously and names several key topics, such as innovation and research in the field of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and mobility. As for investments in transport infrastructure, the Report…

China Transport Sector Policy Briefing – 2019, Issue 2 The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of important policies in China’s transport sector. Please click here to download: China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 2 2019 World’s first  EV energy consumption standards, stricter emissions standards, pollution control of diesel trucks, shift from road to rail China has unveiled the world’s first technical standards on energy consumption of electric vehicles (EV). The national standards specify the energy consumption limits for different types of EVs, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC). This standard is aiming to accelerate the process of implementing energy-saving technologies as well as to facilitate the reduction of energy consumption, in order to achieve energy-saving targets and to encourage a sustainable…

China Transport Sector Policy Briefing – 2019, Issue 1 The newest issue of our China Transport Sector Policy Briefing is here! The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China provides you with regular summaries of new important policies in China’s transport sector. Please click here to download: China Transport Sector Policy Briefing Issue 1 2019 In the beginning of 2019, the Chinese government is planning to strengthen China’s automotive industry, with a focus on ICV and NEV industries, while curbing pollution caused by diesel trucks. Strengthening the automotive industries, restrictions over diesel trucks Based on the “Implementation Plan on Improving and Promoting the Consumption System (2018-2020)”, NDRC on 29 January 2019 released an “Implementation Scheme on Supply-Side Measures for Further Promoting Steady Growth of Consumption and Forming a Robust Domestic Market (2019)”. The scheme sets forth a series of measures to stimulate consumption and to upgrade the industry structure in…