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Andy Frank talks EV policy with me. I see wasted but a nice way to test new technologies.

I Efficient Drivetrains Inc.   last week for the first EDI, as it is usually known, a plug-in hybrid electric and a continuously variable transmission.   I met EDI Andy Frank, the father of the hybrid electric vehicle, a few ago at a conference in San Francisco.  I now know EDI CEO Ferchau and others at the small as well, and do some work for

  But this was my first time to EDI is located in an office park in CA, which is between Davis and San Its current space is small—just a few and a larger garage-like area.  But it rented more space in the park, tripling its footprint The growth is business-driven, fortunately, and of the business is in China.

  EDI opened an in Wuxi, east of Shanghai, a few ago.  The China deal is the farthest along is an agreement to a PHEV bus optimized for both and high-speed highway travel.  The company is bus producer Anhui Automobile Co.  http://www.chinabuses.com/english/manufacturer/ankai.htm in central China’s Anhui

  China is the initial target, but is also possible Joerg me.  Ankai has already buses to the U.K. and the U.S.

and Joerg visit China Both meet with a of company and government sorts and great insights into the China’s EV policy is taking.  was out of the office, but I had a great talk Andy about the China


Andy Frank, the father of the loves his Volt. He has driven miles and used 162 gallons of

It seems to me that some are going to be wasted by the rather approach China is taking to EV On the other hand, some technologies may emerge as well.  And is determined to develop China’s EV it is clear.

Beijing i.e. China’s government, recently released its new and fuel efficient vehicle plan.  http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/07/china-20120709.html The plan for China to have 500,000 and/or BEVs on the road by Since Chinese consumers going to be buying EVs in anything to those numbers in the next few the government is brainstorming for ways goal can be reached.  One idea it is said Frank, is short (duan tu) vehicles.  I immediately “Oh, Shandong province like that because it has so low-speed EV producers.”  No, said these are not low-speed EVs.

are short distance EVs.  Of the details of this potential aren’t worked out.  But as explained it, these would regular vehicle standards but batteries would not have range.  I guess they be city vehicles.   Range is the issue with the current of batteries.

  Sure, one can find that can go hundreds of kilometers on one But those batteries cost a Producing a BEV with a limited would lower the cost and make it more commercially

I have said a number of that municipal fleets are the way will meet its EV goals.    That, in my estimation,  is why so many governments are now investing in companies electric drivetrain and battery An executive at a foreign automaker in that works with the government on electrification concurred fleets are the likely solution.   He garbage trucks, street postal and package delivery, and and bus fleets as good candidates for

  Some of those types – postal and package delivery and sweeping for example – are also candidates for the short-distance EV strategy.

upon a time, like Beijing thought China become the BEV capital of the world Now it is more interested in PHEVs in the term.  Beijing thinks BEV is the but the technology is not here,” Frank me.   “They feel the now, and the problem is to displace That’s for sure.  A recent by consultancy McKinsey says oil in China are likely to double by when it could amount to 16% of world oil demand.  Andy is a in PHEVs, so he naturally thinks the PHEV is better than a electric vehicle in any case.

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  As fpr the short-distance EVs,  I’m not sure how the mix BEVs and PHEVs might out.  After all, if isn t a big issue then BEVs be more appealing.  I m sure doesn’t currently know  the mix will be either.

  It will up that part of the policy up as it Are short-distance EVs the way to go?  I think it be an enormous waste of resources.   The the government hints that it is in a short-distance EV tons of companies jump into that I can imagine many, many of the vehicle makers in Shandong down that road.

   already are, judging what I saw at EVS25 in Shenzhen in The majority would make a that would be poor and find little market.   But good technology might

  I guess that is a chance the government wants to take.

Andy emerges as he tries to to me the difference between serial and hybrid technology. EDI s drivetrains both.

Andy also me see that the pressure on local to electrify their fleets, on the one hand a big waste of resources economies of scale aren’t is also a great way to test technologies.  Think about For a recent story for Automotive companies I talked to included www.powergenix.com. which has its own Nickel-Zinc chemistry and is working in part a local government in central Anhui province;  Protean www.proteanelectric.com. which has in-wheel and is working with the local in the east China city of and battery maker Boston-Power which has Chinese investment and is building a plant in Liyang. B-P and Protean work with capitalist Sonny Wu, managing of GSR Ventures.  www.gsrventures.com    Clearly has some guanxi in Liyang).

What China is doing, Andy, is getting local to test different technologies.  four or five years, can see what works best,” he Seems brilliant to me, though it involve waste of local resources.  A problem with strategy is that gathering data will be tough if the government doesn’t step in.

  had better get busy developing a collection strategy.

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