On August 15th 2017, iCET released its 7th Green Car China Ranking report at the presence of over 10 media reports. The released was followed by our traditional expert panel discussion, which this year was themed How far can traditional fuel vehicle go". Among participants were Dr. Jiang Kejun, senior researcher of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Dr. Liu Zongwei, associate professor of Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Research Institute (TASRI), Mr. Ma Dong, program director of Vehicle Emissions Control Center of the MEP (MEP-VECC), Ms. Xin Yan, the Program Officer of Transportation Program, Energy Foundation China, Mr. Sun Hongbo, founder of Xiaoxiongyouhao, Mr. Wang Changqing, Manager of north China area at Star Charge, and Dr. An Feng, Founder and Executive Director of iCET.
On August 29th, 2017, the Innovation Center for Clean-air Solutions (ICCS) jointly with Center for Environmental Education and Communications of China Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP) hosted the 4th Blue-Tech Clean Air Media Training Session. During the event, a report titles “analysis of EV-Taxi promotion experiences in Taiyuan and subsequent recommendations” was released by ICCS ,
On July 25, China's Auto Magazine published iCET's CAFC management and NEV credits analysis, following its independent WeChat release which attracted 672 viewers and echoed in various media platforms (Sohu cars, Phoenix cars, Tencent cars, RedDot cars, World Wide Web etc.).
iCET contributed to GaoDe's impactful quarterly analysis highlighting the usefulness of new big-data sources in urban transportation, "Major cities' Transport Analysis". Along with its long term partner Xiaoxiong App, iCET highlighted that there is a gap between passenger vehicles' reported fuel consumption and actual real-world fuel consumption, directly impacting carbon emissions.
iCET was invited to present its work at the 9th International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change (IYSECC 9.0) hosted by Tianjin University on July 10-12. iCET’s Clean Transportation Project Manager, Ms Emma Wang, introduced China’s NEV development and challenges and had an interactive discussion with the students.
On June 23rd, iCET was invited to present its new-data in transport policy project at the “Chengdu City Congestion Reduction Policy and Measures” seminar part of the World Bank GEF Large-City Congestion and Carbon Reduction project (CP3). Ms Emma Wang, iCET’s Clean Transportation Project Manager shared the highlights of the novel UBER case study for assessing actual fuel consumption (FC) and emission factors (EF).
In April, Ministry of MIIT, NDRC and MOST jointly issued the "Long-Term Development Plan for the Automobile Industry," reaffirming the importance of technological advancement for improving energy efficiency. During the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP), the development of new energy vehicles played an important role, as was demonstrated by economic policies (e.g. subsidies and research grants) and regulatory policies (manufacturing requirements). Yet energy efficient vehicles technologies did not keep a similar pace, perhaps partially because of the relatively non-stringent vehicle fuel consumption (FC) requirements. This brief highlights some major issues srrounding standard implementation, a prep form our annual CAFC report.
May 24th, iCET co-organized and presented at the "New Technology of Urban Zero Emission Transportation Forum" held by the China Academy of Transportation Science of MoT at Beijing Exhibition Center. In conjunction to the forum, a 3-day exhibition was held, attracting over 150 national and international attendees.
On the afternoon of May 3rd, 2017, iCET along with its 9 coalition members, have finally released the official BestEV system (App and website). Among the 40 attendees were government agencies, NGOs, auto manufacturers, and media representatives. Over 20 online media outputs covering the event were traced since, and new coalition members have reached out to the non-profit initiator of this collaborative effort, iCET, asking to join in.
On February 24th iCET Clean Transportation Transformation Program Director, Maya Ben Dror, was invited to present the organizations' thoughts on the drivers for China's NEV development, from a regulatory push (to—down) to a demand-side pull (bottom-up).
On February 16th iCET held a roundtable discussion on NEV credits design impact and management planning, together with China Beijing Environmental Emissions Exchange (CBEEX) with support of the Energy Foundation China.
Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau commissioned Chaoyang District Federation to evaluate social organization operating within its authority according to the "social organization assessment management approach" and the "Beijing social organization assessment management interim measures". The results of 57 organizations assessment conducted during the second half of 2016 were release last week, revealing only 3 organization met the 5A category and 24 met the 4A category, among which is the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET).
iCET's project manager Ms Kang Liping was invited to participate in the expert committee meeting of Certification Requirements for Bioenergy Sustainability voluntary standard, held on December 21st in Beijing. Led by China Quality Certification Center, the standard defines general criteria and principles
The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) held a "2016 China CAFC and Urban Real-World Emission Evaluation Workshop" in Beijing on September 21st. The workshop was supported by the UK Strategic Prosperity Fund (UK-SPF) and the Energy Foundation (China). Low-Carbon lead of the UK-SPF, Mr. Jonathan Farr, Clean Transportation Project Manager of the Energy Foundation (China), Ms. Xin Yan, and iCET’s founder and president, Dr. Feng An, gave the opening remarks.
iCET was invited to present its new Big Data and ICT work area for improving policy decisions in the transport sector in China towards better urban and national air quality and sustainable low-carbon emissions development. Maya Ben Dror, iCET’s Clean Transportation Transformation Director, highlighted the gap between reported passenger transportation emissions and fuel consumption and actual figures collected through ICT sources in over 31 cities in China over her presentation and through the expert panel discussion.
iCET was invited to present its recent China fuel consumption gap analysis at the 9th Better Air Quality and 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress in Busan Korea, on August 31st. Maya Ben Dror, iCET’s Clean Transportation Transformation Director, highlighted the need for improved fuel consumption and vehicle emissions measurement methods and management practices, as well as the benefits of collaborating towards the collection of end-user data using social-media platforms for flashing out gaps between reported and real-world emissions.