International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association


Webinar on Success Story and Lessons Learned: Integrated Adoption of New Energy Vehicles in China

Date: 14 December 2022

Time: 12.30 PM – 2:00 PM East African Time

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Climate change is a universal challenge for all mankind. Accelerating the innovation, promotion, and application of green and low-carbon science and technology have become the choice of an increasing number of countries. The integrated development of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) and Renewable Energy (RE) is the main path of low-carbon transformation in the transportation sector, and it is also an important engine to enhance the economic sustainability. As the world’s largest new market, the total stock of China’s NEV has exceeded 10 million this year. Such a large-scale market has become a vital driving force for accelerating the green and, low-carbon energy transformation and increasing the proportion of clean energy consumption, which will in turn promote the development of green and low-carbon society.

Under the guidance and funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China – SAE) implemented the project “Integrated Adoption of New Energy Vehicles (IANEV) in China”. By focusing on fusion technologies such as unidirectional smart charging, vehicle-to-grid bidirection-al smart charging, integrated microgrid powered by PV with energy storage system and EV charging facilities, and downcycling utilization of retired EV power batteries etc., the project has carried out a two-year demonstration of multi-scenario applications in nine cities including Shanghai, Qingdao, Yancheng, Beijing, Shenzhen, Baoding, Zhenjiang, Tianjin, Lianyungang, and Shanxi Province.

China-SAE and UNIDO jointly compiled the "Technical Guidelines for Integrated Application of Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy" (can be accessed from HERE). The guidelines systemati-cally explain the application of various fusion technologies in different scenarios from ten typical demonstration projects and condenses the relevant fusion technical requirements and guidelines from the perspectives of technical solutions, construction requirements, business models, and operational effects.

As the integrated application of NEV and RE is a new trend and new opportunity for future indus-trial development, we expect that the Technical Guidelines can provide the solution for the develop-ment of the global new energy automobile industry. We believe that international exchanges and co-operation will be further strengthened in the future, and more suitable regions around the world will be promoted to carry out demonstration and applications of EV-RE integration. This will contribute to the green and low-carbon development in the fields of transportation and energy, and to the goal of global carbon neutrality.

Objectives and Agenda

The purpose of the webinar is to disseminate the knowledge and information on the best practices and lessons learned from IANEV project. The webinar is hosted in partnership with UNEP-GEF-7 Electric Mobility Programme that has established the Africa Support and Investment Platform to help countries promote and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.