Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 25th Title: Exert new energy to add new vitality — — New kinetic energy of China economy viewed from the development of new energy automobile industry.

  Xinhua News Agency reporter Gao Kang, Anna

  Since last year, the outstanding performance of new energy vehicles has become a bright color in China auto market.

  "Charging Tower of Pure Electric Vehicle in the Air" shot at BYD headquarters in Shenzhen (taken by drone on November 30, 2018). Xinhua News Agency reporter Mao Siqian photo

  In the first quarter of this year, the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China continued to maintain rapid growth, with production and sales increasing by 102.7% and 109.7% year-on-year. China’s new energy vehicles have entered a new period of continuous independent innovation and brand effect, striding into a brand-new stage of high-quality development.

  The rapid growth of production and sales of new energy vehicles not only brings market vitality, but also reflects the huge potential contained in China’s economy, which will inject new kinetic energy into China’s economic development.

  New energy automobile industry enters the "fast lane" of development

  According to the data of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China maintained rapid growth in 2018, with 1,270,500 vehicles and 1,256,200 vehicles respectively, up by 59.92% and 61.74% year-on-year.

  It is understood that Beijing, Shanghai, Shandong, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Hunan and other places are planning to build a world-class industrial cluster around the new energy automobile industry, and plan to build an industrial base integrating vehicle manufacturing, R&D, parts and applications.

  New energy vehicles have promoted the vigorous development of "new forces" in car-making, and a number of Internet companies have also injected fresh blood into China’s automobile manufacturing industry. At this year’s Shanghai International Auto Show, the dazzling array of domestic new energy vehicles has been firmly in the "half of the country" on the auto show stage. China’s new energy vehicles constantly refresh the traditional impression of Chinese people on the past made in China in terms of brand, type, function and appearance.

  At BYD’s headquarters in Shenzhen, the "Cloud Track" train is in operation and debugging (photographed by drone on November 30, 2018). Xinhua News Agency reporter Mao Siqian photo

  The continuous expansion of the new energy vehicle market also benefits from the continuous improvement of China’s charging infrastructure and the increased recognition of new energy vehicles by consumers. According to the statistics of China Automobile Association, from January to April 2019, China’s charging infrastructure increased by 145,000 units, an increase of 47.3% year-on-year.

  Huang Libin, director of the Operation Monitoring Coordination Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that at present, China’s new energy vehicles and key components have made great progress, and a relatively complete new energy vehicle development support system has been established. Driven by innovation, the industrial chain of new energy vehicles has been accelerated, the market structure has been continuously optimized, and consumer enthusiasm has gradually increased.

  New trends give birth to new opportunities in the market

  "China new energy vehicles have entered ‘ Fast lane ’ , is welcoming a larger market ‘ Outbreak period ’ 。” Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD Auto, believes that the rapid development of the new energy vehicle market is one of the examples of China’s coordinated promotion of high-quality development and ecological environment protection.

  "The automobile industry is entering the biggest change in more than one hundred years. Because of its wide coverage and wide influence, it can be called ‘ Automobile revolution ’ 。” Chen Qingtai, chairman of the committee of 100 for Electric Vehicles, believes that the electrification of automobiles is the prelude to a new round of automobile revolution, and the trend of green, networked, intelligent and shared automobiles will fully release the economic potential of automobiles in the future.

  On March 27th, an intelligent networked car was driving in the pioneer area of international medical tourism in Boao Lecheng, Hainan. Xinhua News Agency reporter Guo Chengshe

  With the use of technologies such as 5G, the catalytic effect is becoming more and more obvious, which accelerates the integration of networking, intelligence and new energy vehicle technology. Yang Xueliang, vice president of Geely Automobile Group, said that the next phase of automobile new energy and intelligent networking will be Geely’s key efforts. In recent years, Geely has invested more than 30 billion yuan in new energy vehicles, and a number of independent new energy and networked smart car products of Emgrand and Lectra series have achieved good market performance.

  At Geely Automobile (Hangzhou Bay) R&D Center, a visitor prepares to test drive the Lexus 02 (photo taken on July 3, 2018). Xinhua News Agency reporter Shen Bohan photo

  While deeply cultivating pure electric vehicles, China car companies are constantly exploring the technology of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Many years ago, local car companies represented by Beiqi Foton Motor began to independently develop new energy vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. At present, the hydrogen fuel cell bus of Foton Motor has developed to the fourth generation, and its technology and performance are becoming more and more mature.

  Qin Zhidong, vice president of Beiqi Foton Automobile Ouhui Bus, said that with the improvement of core technologies such as hydrogen fuel cell stacks, the reduction of hydrogen manufacturing costs and the gradual popularization of hydrogen refueling stations, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will enter the public life in the near future and are expected to become new growth points in the automobile market.

  Chen Qingtai believes that the underlying technology of automotive subversive change is renewable resources, which is a high degree of integration of electrification, networking, intelligence and sharing, and these aspects are just emerging fields with good development in China in recent years and have certain comparative advantages. If we can grasp it well, we will create new opportunities.

  High-quality development accelerates the release of new green kinetic energy

  Automobile industry plays an important role in China’s industry, and "automobile" consumption is one of the main consumption expenditures of Chinese residents.

  China’s automobile production and sales ranked first in the world for ten years, and the development of local automobile industry continued to accelerate, which helped to motorize travel, greatly expanded the radius of people’s economic activities, and also promoted the development and progress of related industries.

  On April 17th, the visitor (left) experienced the on-board electronic equipment in the cockpit of a Li ONE electric vehicle with electric extended range technology. Xinhua News Agency reporter Fang Yushe

  It is generally believed in the industry that China’s automobile industry has entered a new stage of structural adjustment and power conversion after years of medium and high-speed growth. Although the production and sales of traditional fuel vehicles in China have slowed down since last year, there is no excess capacity of automobiles.

  "The number of cars with 1,000 people in China is less than the global average, which is more than twice as large as that in Japan and South Korea. China’s auto market still has a lot of room for growth. " Chen Qingtai said.

  In market changes, "danger" and "opportunity" often coexist. Dong Yang, former executive vice president of China Automobile Industry Association, said that China’s automobile industry is facing transformation and upgrading, and upgrading its technological innovation capability, promoting high-quality development, deepening reform and opening up, and accelerating green development will become the industrial focus in the next stage.

  Accelerating scientific and technological innovation and accelerating the release of new kinetic energy for green and intelligent development of automobiles are being staged.

  A driverless bus is driving in the National Intelligent Networked Automobile (Changsha) test area, and the tester of the driver’s seat pays attention to the road conditions and driving data (photo taken on April 28). Xinhua News Agency (photo by Chen Si Khan)

  In Changsha, Hunan Province, in the National Intelligent Networked Vehicle Inspection Zone, cars without drivers, under the supervision of the on-board safety officer, smoothly passed the traffic lights along the predetermined route, changing lanes and turning … … This is the embryonic form of future travel, and it is also the epitome of the future urban wisdom change led by the automobile industry revolution.

  "China’s new energy vehicles can develop rapidly. It used to be policy-driven, but now it has been transformed into a dual drive of policy and market, which can promote the development of the automobile industry towards high quality." Zhao Changjiang, general manager of BYD Auto Sales Co., Ltd. said.

  Huang Libin predicted that the output of new energy vehicles in China may exceed 1.5 million this year, and the high-quality and sustainable development of new energy vehicles will be promoted through measures such as driving collaborative innovation in Industry-University-Research and accelerating the construction of charging facilities.

  This is an exhibit of BYD’s new energy vehicles and charging piles photographed in the exhibition hall of BYD headquarters in Shenzhen (photo taken on November 30, 2018). Xinhua News Agency reporter Mao Siqian photo

  Industry experts believe that with the development of new energy vehicle technology, the guidance of energy-saving and emission-reduction policies and the concept of green consumption, China’s new energy vehicle industry will continue to release new green kinetic energy for China’s economic development.