How China& s cityfocused electric car programs fell short …

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China has been with how to get its population to adopt vehicles in a way that it only from the top down, using as test-beds. But the programs, launched in 2009 with 10 cities, and in 2011 to 25 cities, was completed in and has fallen short. For example, electric car maker BYD sold 1,700 electric cars and 700 buses in 2012 to a country has over a billion people.

An in the Stanford Social Innovation laid out one of the most detailed I ve seen to date on how China s car programs have been and why they have stumbled. you, it s still early for the Chinese electric car industry, and one is certain: China is the largest car in the world, and it is making one of the most bets of any country on electric car In the long term, a robust car industry and domestic market likely emerge.

BYD s electric minivan

China s of using its cities to test out programs, which will inform a national initiative, is one has been used for decades. The has tested out local economic zones in this way and the magazine calls China s cities its The idea is that each can have different system which can expose things work and things that don t

For example, the Beijing government preferential policies like car taxes, combined with a on industrial collaborations like a venture with Foton which is a union between and Daimler. The city of Shanghai a rental EV model based on one Bremen, Germany, while the Hangzhou government also a rental system; but one where can rent the car and the battery separately. pushed a more commercial to selling EVs, and created a leasing program with New Energy and China Southern Grid.

Meanwhile, the city of Chongqing fast charging stations.

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At the end of all the Stanford Social Innovation pointed out that all of the cities short of their targets by of cars. Not a single city hit its While the local programs local enthusiasm and tested out a amount of models, they too locally.

One problem was that the local and city leaders ended up inflating the progress of the programs, success could lead to funds from the national for the local regions. Competition local programs also led to protectionism, as the article calls it, local regions would use own standards that weren t with other local From the article:

[T]oo local competition complicates than facilitates the development of the formula. Without strong from the central government, the pilots lose sight of goals and produce specialized standards that are not widely

The national Chinese government clearly now have to find a way to use it has learned to inform a national The goals for China s electric car were set in the summer of 2012 to electric cars (all-electric and by 2015, and 5 million by 2020.

goals might seem but given the progress so far they end up being pretty ambitious.

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