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On June 26th, 2017, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy to China and the China Carbon Forum co-organised an event titled “Mitigating transport emissions: European and Chinese perspectives”. The event was part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN), an event series jointly organized by GIZ and the China Carbon Forum since 2010, aiming to encourage communication among leading local and international experts in China’s climate change sector. The event was opened with a keynote speech by Mr. Vidar Helgesen, the Norwegian Minister for Climate and Environment. Mr. Helgesen began with pointing out that decarbonisation of the transport sector in Norway is a very pressing issue, given the fact that it accounts for about a quarter of Norway’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. The transport sector also contributes to local air quality problems, while road traffic poses as a major source of micro-plastic…

From the emergence of Chinese carsharing services in 2009 until today, more than 330,000 people signed up for a carsharing membership in China – equivalent to almost one third of the total number of carsharing members in Germany, one of the world’s largest carsharing markets. Considering that carsharing in China is still at an embryonic stage, its dynamic development indicates potential for further growth. Nevertheless, public and political awareness of carsharing are still low, its legal conditions are unclear and uncertainties related to the feasibility of large-scale applications remain. In this context the Research Institute of Highway (RIOH) with the support of GIZ carried out a study on the legal conditions for carsharing services in China. The results of the study were presented at the one day workshop “Feasibility of Carsharing Concepts in China: Analysis of the Political and Legal Framework” on 28 January 2016, organised in a round table…

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly hosted the Sino-German Innovation Congress on Electro-Mobility, with support of China Automotive Technology and Research Centre (CATARC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH, on 23rd October 2015 in the Chinese National Convention Center, Beijing. The conference was split into five main sections with different foci: Market Development of electro-mobility Standards and Regulations of electro-mobility Charging Infrastructure Research and Development on Advanced Technologies Demonstration and Promotion Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet (Director General of BMWi) and Mr. Qu Guochun (Deputy Director General of MIIT) opened the conference with keynote speeches. After this introduction the congress started with its sessions on the annual key topics in electro-mobility. In the first section representatives of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and the German National Platform Electric Mobility (NPE) held presentations of…

Monetary purchasing subsidies, super credits, tax exemptions and local incentives for industry and consumers: China is sparing no efforts in its drive towards market expansion for e-mobility. The motives of China’s industrial policy are straightforward, yet environmental protection as a driver is not equally unambiguous. Prevalent coal-fired electricity production is sparking doubts whether an electrification of motorised individual mobility has a positive impact on the climate. A Sino-German cooperation project addresses these issues by assessing the environmental impact of electric vehicles in China. As an important economic driver in China, the automotive sector is a significant provider of employment and shapes technological innovation. It has significantly contributed to China’s unprecedented economic growth over the past decades. Conversely, daunting climate and environmental concerns have cast a shadow on this development. Air pollution, noise, accidents, congestion – the list of very tangible, negative external effects of transport is long. Less perceptible, but…

China and Germany have a long-standing cooperation on the development of electric vehicles including policies, standardization, demonstration projects, environmental assessments and market development. A number of bilateral cooperation projects are running under the framework of the Sino-German Electric Vehicle Strategic Partnership. The Sustainable Transport Programme of GIZ provides support for this partnership and is currently implementing the Sino-German cooperation projects with Chinese partners from national ministries and research institutes. Beyond that, GIZ established a dialogue platform for cities in China and Germany with the aim of facilitating the exchange and deepening the cooperation between municipalities of the two countries. As the capitals of China and Germany, Beijing and Berlin keep a fruitful relationship as Partner-Cities for 21 years. Both cities announced their willingness to establish a broader cooperation in various topics, among them is the promotion of electric vehicles. The mayor of Berlin, Mr. Wowereit and Vice Mayor of Beijing,…

“Air quality in German cities is as high as the air quality in rural areas 20 years ago. We reduced carbon monoxide (CO) by 90 per cent, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) by 90 per cent, benzene by more than 95 per cent, nitrogen oxides by 90 per cent and particulate matter by 70 per cent. This means we achieved a massive reduction of air pollution in Germany.” says Dr.-Ing. Axel Friedrich (Technical Chemist from the Technical University of Berlin), who contributed an interview to the publication “Clean Air – Made in Germany”. Published by the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) “Clean Air – Made in Germany” informs about stakeholders, legal initiatives and measures which contribute to the high level of air quality in Germany. As traffic is a main contributor to air pollution, special emphasis is given to what can be done to reduce pollutant emissions from the transport…

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…

Between September 21st and 28th 2014, the Sino-German Cooperation Project on Electro-Mobility and Climate Protection funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety organised a study tour on “Best Practice in E-Carsharing Concepts in Germany and France”. Officials from research institutes under the Ministry of Science and Technology, researchers from universities and Chinese car sharing operators attended the tour, which took place in Berlin, Stuttgart and Paris. In Germany and France, carsharing has been successful in integrating electric vehicles with sustainable urban mobility services and to reduce car ownership as well as vehicle kilometres travelled. The study tour was designed for local practitioners to gain knowledge on the functionality of car sharing, its benefits and the feasibility of e-carsharing systems. The programme provided insights into e-carsharing from a political, scientific as well as corporate perspective, which will help to develop ideas for the implementation…

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Beijing, Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, and a German business delegation visited Beijing at the end of May. As part of this visit, Klaus Wowereit and Zhang Gong, Vice Mayor of Beijing, partook in the “Beijing-Berlin E-Mobility Conference”. The conference was hosted by the Berlin Agency for Electromobility (eMO) and the Sino-German Electric Vehicle Charging Project (SGEVCP). The SGEVCP is coordinated by GIZ and commissioned by the German government. In cooperation with partners from industry, academia and the Beijing government the project aims to support the set-up of private and public charging infrastructure for New Energy Vehicle (NEV) in Beijing. At the conference, the SGEVCP was presented by Dr. Zhixin Wu from the China Automotive Technology and Research Institute (CATARC). Furthermore, Chinese and German representatives gave insights into different projects enabling electro-mobility in Beijing and…

Last week the Chinese government altered the subsidy scheme for new energy vehicles (NEVs). Linked to the second phase of the national EV development programme, the aim of the scheme is to drive the domestic NEV market and to increase the share of environmentally friendly cars on Chinese roads. In 2013 the Chinese government renewed the policy for NEVs granting subsidies ranging from up to 35,000 yuan for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and up to 60,000 yuan for fully electric-powered vehicles. New-energy buses and coaches are subsidized with up to 500,000 yuan per vehicle. Originally, the government had anticipated to lower NEV subsidies by 10% in 2014 and 20% in 2015. However, this plan has now been adjusted and subsidies will only be lowered by 5% in 2014 and 10% in 2015. Furthermore, the NEV subsidy policy is not anticipated to cease at the end of 2015 as originally planned…