This title looks into the use of low-carbon buses in China. It reviews the environmental and financial impacts of such buses, as well as the policies involved, as they are deployed in the country’s move towards full electrification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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China is at the forefront of sales in the electric vehicle market. In 2018, 1.25 million electric cars were sold in China, with many sold manufactured by BYD Auto, a local company. Find out more about the development of electric cars in China from this article published in New Scientist today.
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Predictive technology, smart cameras, open road tolling systems and facial recognition technology are being deployed to transform commuters’ travelling experiences in China. Predictive technology and smart cars make driving more pleasant and roads safer, while Huawei’s cloud-based digital platform of Metro will make city planning more efficient. Facial recognition technology at Shenzhen’s smart airport helps to provide a more personalised service to travellers.
The lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown in China had resulted in changes to commuter patterns for public transport, bike sharing, urban freight and traditional and new mobility services. This article shares China’s experience in making its transport systems safer, more accessible, more efficient and more sustainable.
This article discusses in detail the Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport report, which was released in 2019. The document is a blueprint for China’s ambition to become a global transport superpower by 2050 and to establish an innovative, integrated and environmentally-friendly future transport system.
China’s bike-sharing industry is enjoying a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic as people eschew buses and subways to avoid infection and have turned with renewed enthusiasm for cycling. Bike-sharing companies have responded by providing smarter and more customisable services with the use of AI and big data. Electric bikes and scooters are also in high demand as commuters make longer distance trips.
Big in China: Tiny electric cars
This video reveals why Low Speed Electric Vehicles (LSEVs) are gaining popularity among the masses in China, being extremely affordable, albeit smaller and slower, as compared to conventional cars.
China’s railway is charting the future
Take a look at how China has become a global leader in shaping the future of railway transport with leading innovations such as face recognition entry and automatic departure systems.
How China is driving the future of electric cars
With the goals of becoming a world leader in the electric vehicle (EV) market, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing its reliance on imported oil, the Chinese government provides funding support for companies that produce EVs and incentivises consumers with subsidies for the purchase of EVs. In addition, the government grants EV licenses more liberally as compared to gas or diesel-fuelled vehicles.
The paper proposes the concept of e-velomobility, and explores practices, systems and technologies of electrically assisted cycling – in which velomobility’s pedal power combines with e-mobility’s battery/motor assistance to propel the rider. The concept draws on research and policies centred on e-mobility, velomobility and e-bikes. Also presented are studies in China on e-mobility, velomobility and e-bikes.