China’s National Energy Administration published its official solar statistics for 2017 (table in Chinese) on Monday, January 22nd, revealing that the country had installed a total of 52.83 gigawatts worth of new solar capacity in 2017. This brings China’s cumulative solar capacity up to 130.25 GW, around 7.3% of the country’s national power generation capacity, with a […]
After five years fighting against air pollution, Beijing and neighbors are achieving noticeably improvement in air quality, with a nearly 20 percent change for the better this year on average concentration levels of hazardous breathable particles known as PM2.5. Beijing may be starting to win its battle against smog (Reuters)
Reported by Reuter, sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country’s lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.
China made progress on self-driving vehicles. Following the test run of Alphabus smart bus on a public road in Shenzhen earlier in December, Beijing traffic authorities have given the green light for road tests of self-driving cars in an effort to foster the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for mobility.
In November 2017, China just launched its first all-electric cargo ship, which will travel 50 miles at a top speed of 8 miles per hour on a single charge. Though it will be able to carry 2,200 tons of cargo with every haul, that battery capacity is barely enough to fulfil any transatlantic shipments. It […]
According to ChinaDaily, China started the world’s largest carbon trading system on Tuesday, December 19th, sending strong signals that it plans to use the market as a key policy tool to curb emissions and also is keeping its Paris Agreement commitments.
A declaration to promote the intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) industry was made on November 6th in Shanghai.
State-owned BAIC’s new-energy vehicle unit, BAIC BJEV, plans to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.51 billion) to produce 500,000 new-energy vehicles and build 3,000 charging stations in more than 1,000 cities in China through 2022, according to Zhang Yong, deputy general manager of BAIC BJEV.