In the last decade, China has not only become one of the most important markets for electric mobility, it has also established itself in the field of relevant vehicle and component value creation. This has unlocked many opportunities for sustainable and clean transportation. In this talk we will look at the current state of electric mobility in China and future developments, especially in the context of China's 14th Five-Year Plan, which covers the years 2021 to 2025, and its ambitious climate goals, announced by President Xi Jinping in September 2020, of achieving peak emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.
Our guest is Hui He, the China Regional Director of the California-based International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Her areas of expertise are efficiency and emission regulations for light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, and vehicle electrification policies in China. She joined the ICCT as a policy analyst in the light-duty vehicle program in 2007 and took on oversight of the China program in 2014. She is one of the main authors of the report Driving a green future: A retrospective review of China's electric vehicle development, which summarises the development of electric mobility over the last ten years and formulates guidelines for the future.
In our talk, Hui He will present and explain the current developments and perspectives of electric vehicles in China at first hand. Together with her, we would also like to analyse the significance of these developments for Germany as a leading supplier and market for electric mobility. The conversation will be led by Christian Hochfeld, the director of Agora Verkehrswende.
Christian Hochfeld, Executive Director, Agora Verkehrswende
Keynote: Electric Mobility and Climate Goals in China
Hui He, ICCT
Hui He & Christian Hochfeld
This talk is a part of NDC - Transport Initiative Asia project. This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.