2020 World New Energy Vehicle Conference held in Haikou in Hainan Province, China

The 2020 World New Energy Vehicle Conference was held in Haikou from September 27 to 30, 2020. During the conference, the "Sino-German Joint EV Development Report" (hereinafter referred to as the "Report"), compiled by the China Society of Automotive Engineering and the German Association of Automobile Manufacturers, was officially released.


The report examines the development of Sino-German cooperation in the field of electric vehicles in three chapters, interprets the current situation in the Sino-German automobile industry with new energy, and looks to the future of electric vehicles.


The Report noted that in the 21st century, with the emergence of climate, environmental and energy problems, electrification of cars has gradually become an important direction in the transport sector to solve the above problems. China and Germany have broad common interests in the field of electric vehicles and global climate, environmental and energy issues have important responsibilities, and the two countries have gradually begun new cooperation in the field of electric vehicles. In June 2011, China and Germany signed the "Joint Statement on Strategic Partnership for Electric Vehicles", which explains the importance of broad cooperation between the two countries in the field of electric vehicles and indicates the direction of cooperation. Over the past ten years, the Sino-German electric vehicle cooperation has achieved remarkable results and jointly contributed to the technological innovation and industrial development of Sino-German electric vehicles.


Over the past ten years, through industrial collaboration, Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have partnered with Chinese car companies to create several joint ventures of car companies, battery centers, etc. At the component level, companies such as Bosch, Continental, Siemens, ZF, Schaeffler is using the development opportunities of Chinese new energy vehicles to establish cooperation. CATL has also signed a contract with the government of Thuringia, Germany, to set up a battery manufacturing plant in Erfurt, Germany. In addition to cooperation at the industrial level, over the past ten years, Chinese and German universities and research institutes have also established close cooperation to provide technical support in the development of the new energy automobile industry in the two countries through joint research and development and other methods.


Speaking about the vision of the future, the Report indicated that China and Germany should actively promote political innovation, technological innovation and contribute to the formation of a new industrial ecology, involving mutual integration, division of labor, cooperation and distribution of benefits. Both countries can use the Sino-German Electric Vehicle Charging Project and the Sino-German Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Project to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure and other areas. At the same time, it will also strengthen cooperation on standards and regulations for wireless charging, high-power charging, automatic charging and rechargeable batteries.


China and Germany have a long history of cooperation in training and vocational education. The report recommends that China and Germany strengthen academic exchanges and joint training of doctoral and postgraduate students in new energy research and intelligent networked vehicles, and jointly conduct common research and technology promotion; strengthen cooperation with the German Hans Seidel Foundation, in-depth cooperation between the German Automobile Industry Association and the German Industry Association has contributed to the implementation of new energy and smart networked vehicle teacher training projects in Sino-German vocational colleges and strengthened the exchange of experience in building training bases between China and Germany.


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