Associate Director, IHS CERA
“Big, Not Strong.
China’s Race for the Future of Transportation”
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 8:00pm
The talk starts promptly at 8:30pm; arrive earlier for drinks and networking
Ascott Raffles City Beijing
6th floor Residence Lounge,
Raffles City, No.1-2 Dongzhimen South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007
The event is free of charge (免费)
** About the Talk (报告内容) **
In 1998, China produced fewer than a million automobiles. That same year it started quietly developing an indigenous program for the research and development of electric vehicles (EVs). No longer quiet, but still secretive, China’s EV pilot has expanded into a nationwide campaign to “leapfrog” other industrialized countries in the electrification of transportation. While mass-electrification of China’s vehicle fleet would is certainly desirable, there are troubling signs that China’s EV strategy is on shaky ground.
** Homework (作业) **
1.) New study by Pike Research, China will lead the Asia Pacific in EVs by 2015: http://www.pikeresearch.com/newsroom/china-will-lead-electric-vehicle-sales-in-asia-pacific-by-2015
2.) A Preview of Levi's research from the IHS CERA Special Section of the Wall Street Journal: http://www2.cera.com/ceraweek2011/docs/CERAWeekWSJ2011-03-09US.pdf