by YALE ZHANG
2014 and 2015 were stunning years for the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) development in China. In 2014, China produced nearly 85,000 plug-in hybrids and EVs, which is 265% higher than in 2013. In 2015, the production volume hit 379,000 units, rocketing by 345%. In 2016, the volume grew further 35% up to 510,000 units.
China’s global rank of the NEV market increased from number four in 2013 to number two in 2014, right after the US. One year later, China jumped to number one, far higher than the US market size of 123,000 units. In 2016, China’s NEV volume has outpaced more than double of the rest of the whole world.
Notably, this type of growth, especially the leap forward in 2015 was not the result of natural market demand, instead, policy and subsidy played major roles in this hike.
In January 2017, the NEV sales decreased by 50% year-on-year, an alarming signal that NEV market may become shaky when subsidies begin fading. more
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02 | 2015 | Smart Cities of Today
by PASCAL HARTMANN - All around the world, cities are transformed into smart cities. As citywide access to the internet has become the norm almost everywhere, information-gathering technologies – such as cameras and sensors – are being installed... more
06 | 2014 | Mr. Kong Bing on the Future of Robotics in China
by CAITLIN WAGGONER - From his start as a robot service engineer in a Nanjing automobile factory more than 20 years ago, to his position today as CEO of KUKA Robotics China, Mr. Kong Bing’s career has developed apace with one of China’s fastest... more
05 | 2014 | How Today's China is Turning Green
by JOHN PABON - “The East is Grey”, “As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes”, “Extinction by Traditional Chinese Medicine – An Environmental Disaster”. These recent headlines paint China as a dystopian wasteland, where factories belch out pollutants... more
August 2014 - September 2014
China's Creatives: From “Made in China” to “Created in China” more
June 2014 - July 2014
Business and Social Responsibility: A New Era of CSR more
April 2014 - Mai 2014
China's Wealth: Growing Wealth – Growing Opportunities more
April 2014 - Mai 2014
Digital Times: Business in Bits and Bytes more
December 2013 - January 2014
Human Resources: Managing Talent, Meeting Challenges more
October 2013 - November 2013
Service Industry: China’s Collars Turn White more
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