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iCET analysis of 2017 passenger car double-point scores announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
iCET analyzed the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ’s announcement of “average fuel consumption and new energy vehicle points for passenger car companies in 2017”, and the results showed that the improvement rate of average fuel consumption of enterprises in 2017 was still low, and the fuel consumption of imported cars rose for the first time without falling. Starting from 2018, it will be more difficult to meet the national fuel consumption target, and the energy efficiency of traditional cars will be greatly improved. Otherwise, even if new energy vehicle is taken into account, it will be difficult to achieve the target. In 2016 and 2017, negative points compliance will be able to offset. The biggest beneficiaries of compliance are new energy vehicle manufacturers.
Research on the Blue Book of New Energy Vehicles: Analysis of the Impact of Double Credit Policy on Fuel Consumption of Traditional Vehicles
This article was published in the "China New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Report (2019)", by the Social Science Literature Press in August 2019. As a long-term mechanism for energy conservation and new energy vehicle management in China, the "double point policy" has two core goals. One is to improve energy-saving technologies and reduce fuel consumption; the other is to promote the large-scale development of new energy vehicles. This article analyzes the development trend of Chinese passenger car fuel consumption, double-point compliance, and comprehensively evaluates the implementation effect of the policy; based on the preferential accounting method of new energy vehicles in the “double-point policy”, and the existing impact of implementation on fuel consumption of traditional passenger cars. Based on the results of the study, suggestions were made for the next phase of policies to improve vehicle energy conservation, including tightening fuel consumption requirements for traditional vehicles, reducing the impact of new energy vehicles on fuel consumption accounting, rewarding for energy-saving vehicles, and supporting policies for energy conservation.
iCET's feedback on the amendments of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Measures for Parallel Management of Average Fuel Consumption and New Energy Vehicle Credits for Passenger Car Enterprises"
On July 9, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology publicly solicited opinions on the amendments to the "Measures for the Parallel Management of Average Fuel Consumption and New Energy Vehicle Points for Passenger Car Companies", and the Energy and Transportation Innovation Center (ICET) was independent as a third party Think tanks continue to promote and evaluate the implementation of fuel consumption standards and new energy vehicle credit policies, and have proposed multiple amendments for its credit ratio, punishment mechanism, and management model.
The latest implementation of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
This policy brief updates the progress of the implementation of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) of July 2017. LCFS aims to encourage the use of low carbon intensity fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from road transportation. The goal is to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 10% by 2020. I CET conducted a feasibility study and analysis of the "low-carbon fuel standard" mechanism in China from 2008 to 2010, they believed that the use of low-carbon fuels has played an important role in achieving China's transportation emission reduction goals.
Corporate Average Fuel Consumption and New Energy Vehicles Credits Joint Management Method Regulation(Sep 2017 / Clean Transportation Program)
On September, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the official regulation of the CAFC and NEV credits joint management system, entering effect in April 2018. This draft was expected and debated for nearly two years, since China has announced its intention to consider the ZEV credits regulation adaptation to China as part of the US-­China Climate Change Dialogue in September 2015. This short brief stresses the highlights of the regulation, major changes made to the policy draft, and suggestions for improvement going forward.

China Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Label Standard Update(September 2017 Clean Transportation Program Brief)

China's new fuel consumption standard label (released last May) explained in a new iCET policy brief. In a nutshell: (i) the new label standard includes not only ICE fuel consumption information (namely, GB 22757.1-2017), but also NEVs electricity consumption (namely, GB 22757.2-2017); (ii) The new label is highlighting urban diving cycle; (iii) The new label illustrates model FC performance in relation to the annual average FC and the limit FC of the models' weight class.
ICE vehicle energy efficiency improvements should be highlighted along with NEV in pursuit of CAFC target(June 2017)
According to the MIIT, 2016 Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) memo released on April 2017 , China’s market reached an average of 6.56L/100km, comprised of domestic manufacturers with 6.51L/100km and imported with an average CAFC of 7.89L/100km. In comparison to last year’s average of 7.04L/100km, this is a drop of 7% in corporate average fuel efficiency. Also against the 2016 target of 6.7L/100km, China’s corporate auto players performed well. However, a more thorough investigation reveals issues surrounding the actual energy efficient technology improvements of China’s huge ICE vehicle fleet. This brief introduces the highlights of our coming 2017 CAFC analysis.
Corporate Average Fuel Consumption and New Energy Vehicles Credits Joint Management Method Draft II (June 2017/for public consultation)
This second draft regulation proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and released by the Law Department of the State Council takes into account comments provided since its September 2016 release, including its WTO consultation. Additional comments will be submitted on June 27 and incorporated into a subsequent draft. We've prepared a quick review of the new draft, and gathered some comments we will submit to MIIT soon. Welcome your thoughts and suggestions!
New Calculation Methods for 2016--2020 Electric Vehicles (EVs) Subsidies (January 2017)
Pursuant to the national effort to accelerate adoption of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) and favorable tax and license plate exemption policies published periodically since 2014, the Ministry of Finance, National Reform and Development Commission, Ministry of Information Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology published the revised version of the National 2016-2020 Electric Vehicle Range Based Subsidy in December 2016 (previous draft version as released in April 2015). The new subsidy's major highlights and calculations are provided in this useful policy brief.
China Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Label standard and management update(October 2016 / Clean Transportation Program)
China's "Fuel consumption label for light vehicle" (GB 22757), aimed at enhancing consumers' fuel efficiency and fuel cost saving awareness and enforced as of July 2009, underwent revisions led by the Auto Standard Research Institute, operating under China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATRAC). The new draft standard has recently entered the Standards Administration Council (SAC) final approval process. The new label standard includes not only ICE fuel consumption information, but also NEVs electricity consumption, and emphasised the test-cycle urban FC, as introduced in this policy brief.

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