NEV has become the prime direction of the transformation and development of the global automotive industry. The global vision of carbon neutrality injects NEV market with new growth impetus. 

Electromobility in Germany

The companies in the German automotive industry are vigorously driving forward the expansion of electromobility. On the path to climate-neutral mobility, there are clear priorities for electric cars. The German automotive industry invests massively in research, development, and production, and already becomes the European champion in electromobility. The environmental bonus and the innovation premium are the most widely known incentives for electromobility.

The German government has defined the target of 1 million charging points by 2030 in parallel with the 15 million vehicles.

New Energy Vehicle in China

Different from other countries and areas, NEV in China have been largely promoted for more than 10 years. The market share and penetration rate has reached a high level, so in a way NEV industry in China has been changing from “policy-driven” to “market-driven” and “customer-centered”. In this regard, the NEV promotive policies and subsidies have been gradually fading out from the policy frame.

Under the "carbon peaking and carbon neutrality" goals, the Chinese automotive industry takes energy saving and new energy vehicles as the main development direction. The Chinese central and local governments have been promoting the progress via various incentive policies, financial subsidies, tax preferences, as well as the supporting regulation and standardization system from the all-sided perspectives.

VDA China Activities

Germany and China have early established collaborative frame in the field of electric vehicles. Dated back to June 28, 2011, the prime ministers of Germany and China signed the “Joint Statement between Germany and China on the Establishment of a Strategic partnership on Electric vehicles”. VDA China also has been devoted to promoting the industrial cooperation with Chinese partners CSAE, CAAM CATARC and CEC from all levels of policy, regulation and standardization, and released corresponding Sino-German reports based on the joint research, to provide industrial suggestions for the NEV development in China.

VDA China has been committed to advocating on:

  • Promote international harmonization of NEV standardization based on technology neutral.
  • Ensure the continuity and predictability of the environment of NEV policies, regulations and instruments. 
  • Intensify Sino-German cooperation on further promoting vehicle electrification and charging accessibility.