iCET held the online mid-term meeting of China's New Energy Vehicle Consumption Guidance and Stake Construction Guide Project

Project Description

“China New Energy Vehicle Consumer Guide and Construction of Charging Piles”the project is aimed at guiding the market and improving the convenience of purchasing, using and installing charging piles for new energy vehicles, helping to transform the promotion of new energy vehicles in China from policy-driven to market-driven.

Background of the project

The development of new energy vehicles is inseparable from the strong support of national and local governments at all levels, however, consumers' willingness to purchase is still mainly driven by the policy of purchase and traffic restrictions, and the awareness and acceptance of new energy vehicles is still insufficient. At the same time, consumers interested in purchasing new energy vehicle products have many doubts about how to choose products, install charging piles and use electric vehicles safely, as information sources are scattered and often interest-driven and difficult to discern. In addition, linkages between the industry, policy and consumers are weak, and there is a lack of effective communication bridges, making it difficult for consumers to give feedback and get solutions to the practical difficulties they encounter in the actual usage environment.

As a result, BestEV, with the support of the Energy Foundation, launched the "China New Energy Vehicle Consumer Guide and Pile Building Guide" project in October 2019 to guide consumers in their vehicle purchase choices and provide the most detailed and realistic guidance in all aspects of the purchase, use and charging process.

Furthermore, an operation manual has been prepared for the installation of private charging piles, combining the policy benefits and practical conditions of different cities, and sorting out the policies, procedural specifications, process requirements and precautions to be taken for the construction of piles in local residential communities and office premises through case studies and other forms of practical guidance.

Dr. Feng An, Executive Director of the Energy and Transportation Innovation Centre, gave an opening speech and Ms. Wenwen Wang, Senior Manager of the Clean Transportation Project/BestEV Project Leader, presented the results of the ongoing phases of the project: the China New Energy Answer System, the guide to building private charging piles - using North, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Qiong as examples, and a collection of short videos on consumer research and dissemination.

Expert Review Session

The Director of the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance Secretariat Fan Zhang, Dr. Gang Dou of Beijing New Energy Vehicle Development Promotion Centre, Director Haiming Xie of Shenzhen Cooperation New Energy and Intelligent Networked Vehicle Innovation Centre, Manager Jie Yang of Shanghai New Energy Vehicle Public Data Collection and Monitoring Research Centre, Professor Xiaoyuan Wu of the New Energy Vehicle Industrialization Research Centre of Tongji University School of Automotive Studies, and Mr. Hui Tian, founder of Electric Travel The experts, as project advisors, commented on the stages of the project and expressed their approval of BestEV's ability to provide objective and positive guidance to consumers, while also offering suggestions for improvement, hoping to refine the various aspects of the guide, improve the entire structure and increase communication efforts.

Discussion Session

During the meeting, the participants also discussed topical issues in the context of the project:

#1. Four cities share their experiences in promoting new energy vehicles and building charging infrastructure, as well as issues and challenges.

#2. How to lead the consumption of electric vehicles after the introduction of policies to promote the consumption of vehicles in various places during the impact of COVID-19?

#3. How can we improve consumer acceptance of new energy vehicles?

#4. Problems exposed by charging infrastructure development in special times (e.g.COVID-19) and future solutions.

#5. What is the future of charging infrastructure in the light of the new infrastructure trend?

Ms. Xinrui Liu, Public Relations Manager of Beijing Public Charging Facility Data Information Service Platform (, Ms. Chen Ju, Senior Engineer, Shanghai Municipal Platform for Public Data Collection and Monitoring of Charging and Switching Facilities, Ms. Xiao Gao, Engineer of Shanghai Municipal Platform for Public Data Collection and Monitoring of Charging and Switching Facilities, Mr. Lei Wang, Senior Vice President of Wan Bang New Energy/Star Charging, Mr. Rongtao Sun, General Manager of BP China's Innovation Investment and New Energy Business, Mr. Jiabo Xie, Manager of Operations Department, Hua Shang San you, Mr. Wei Yuan, Founder of Lightning Radish, Mr. Zhihua Dong, Head of Product Marketing for Charging Facilities, ABB China, Mr. Qiang Li, Head of North China Region, Charging Division, Xiao peng Auto, Mr. Sidong Zhang, Commercial Director of Cloud Fast Charge, Mr. Yang Xia, Director of Shanghai An lu qin Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd. and others all discussed the above topics in depth.

Finally, Mr. Jianhua Chen, Head of the Energy Foundation's Transport Programme, gave an excellent summary of the mid-term workshop, The results and direction of work at this stage of the project are clearly in line with the positioning to promote the development of new energy vehicles. Future work will further improve the existing research content, consult with experts in the relevant fields of the industry to control the accuracy of the output materials, and also continue to strengthen online and offline communication through short videos and graphics to give consumers the most accurate and practical help and guidance.

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