How about the situation about the production and sales of new energy vehicles, including electric minibus in China?
On March 1, the State Council Information Office held a press conference to introduce the development of industry and informatization. Xiao Yaqing, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that in recent years, my country has successively issued more than 60 supporting policies and measures. In 2020, my country’s new energy automobile industry, including electric minibus, has made positive progress. Substantial breakthroughs have been made in basic materials, basic parts, motors, electronic controls, batteries, and complete vehicles.
The growth rate has gradually expanded
In 2020, my country’s sales of new energy vehicles, including electric minibus, will continue to maintain a relatively high growth rate, reaching 10.9%. In terms of the production and sales of new energy vehicles, my country has ranked first in the world for 6 consecutive years and has promoted more than 5.5 million new energy vehicles.
According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, my country’s new energy vehicles, including electric minibus, have shown a growth trend since July 2020, and the growth rate has gradually expanded. In 2020, the production and sales of new energy vehicles, including electric minibus, in my country were 1.366 million and 1.367 million respectively, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.5% and 10.9% respectively. The growth rate has changed from negative to positive compared with the previous year.
Xiao Yaqing said that in the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will mainly do the following tasks.
First, improve quality.
On the basis of the early development of new energy vehicles, including electric minibus, according to the needs of the market, further improve the standards and further strengthen the quality supervision. Second, promote integration. The development of new energy vehicles, including electric minibus, needs to be integrated with advanced technologies such as smart roads, communication networks, and cloud technologies, and through further integration of electrification and smart networking, to develop new functions that better meet the needs of consumers. Third, optimize the environment. It is necessary to improve various environmental protection measures such as charging and parking and at the same time improve the level of electrification of public transportation.
Finally, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will expand its opening.
On the basis of fully opening up new energy vehicles, including electric minibus, foreign investment restrictions, technological innovation, international trade, and even the formulation of standards and regulations, all have an open and cooperative attitude. Xiao Yaqing said that these measures will inject new impetus into the development of new energy vehicles, including electric minibus.