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30 Oct - 1 Nov 2012
Linking US and Chinese Companies, Industry and Government to Speed Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Trucks and Buses
China has become the biggest single manufacturing and use region for medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the world. Though passenger car use is increasing, the commercial vehicles involved in transportation and freight movement in and around China's largest cities represent the bulk of the fuel used in China's domestic transportation market. Chinese leaders recognize that China’s truck and bus sector must quickly adopt advanced technologies in order to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure continued and sustainable economic growth.
This is a tremendous market opportunity for US companies, who lead the world in advanced truck and bus technologies. The commercial vehicle sector in China is in a period of rapid growth, and there is strong city and government commitment to deploying cleaner commercial vehicles. Moreover, fuel is a higher cost of the operator’s business case in China because vehicle and labor costs are substantially lower. Therefore, technologies that reduce fuel cost – like hybrid and electric vehicles – may have higher value in China than elsewhere in the early market.
China Clean Truck aims to facilitate advanced truck technology cooperation and exports by providing market and policy information, targeted assistance, and partnership development. CALSTART – together with partners GTSAC (Green Truck Strategic Alliance of China) and iCET (Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation) – created the cooperative program to meet these goals, in a program partnership with the US Department of Commerce and its International Trade Administration (ITA). Among other things, China Clean Truck will include a China Clean Truck Markets and Business Guide for US companies as well as face-to-face gatherings in China with leading companies and agencies.
Please contact CALSTART Policy Director Jamie Hall, email@example.com 510-307-8774 if you have questions or are interested in participating.
Read the press release, Trade Grant Helps U.S. Clean Truck & Bus Tech Firms Connect With China Partners, Market to Create Jobs
Learn more about the first event, the US-China Clean Truck and Bus Summit 2012, which will be held in Beijing, China, in 2012.