The World New Energy Vehicle Congress opens in Boao, south China's Hainan province on July 2, 2019.
Co-hosted by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the People's Government of Hainan, the World New Energy Vehicle Congress opened in Boao, south China's Hainan province on July 2, 2019.
State Councilor Wang Yong read a congratulatory letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping and delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.
CAST President Wan Gang gave a keynote report on the occasion.
Also attending the opening ceremony were Liu Cigui, secretary of the Hainan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, and Shen Xiaoming, governor of Hainan. Shen Xiaoming also delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.
Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president of CAST, presided over the opening ceremony.
With a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation in the making and rising, the new energy vehicle industry is entering a new stage of accelerated development, which not only adds strong new drivers to the economic growth of various countries, but also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cope with climate change and improve global ecological environment, Xi noted in the letter.
Staying committed to the path of green, low-carbon, and sustainable development, China is willing to work with the international community to speed up innovations of new energy vehicle technologies and development of related industries, so as to make greater contributions to building a clean and beautiful world and a community with a shared future for humanity, Xi said.
Xi expressed hope that participants to the event will conduct in-depth exchanges, build consensus, and deepen cooperation, so that the results of innovative technological development can better benefit world people.
Wang Yong said that Xi's letter fully demonstrates the great attention the Chinese government pays to ecological and environmental protection as well as to new energy vehicle (NEV) and provides important guidance for accelerating NEV technological innovation and industry development and for deepening international cooperation in the field.
Wang stressed that China's auto industry has entered a crucial period of time for transformation and upgrading, urging increased efforts in the following areas of work.
--Press ahead with battery revolution and make breakthroughs in core technologies such as next-generation lithium battery, new system battery and fuel cells towards significantly higher safety, reliability and stability.
--Strengthen scientific planning and guidance and take the building of charging and hydrogenation facilities to a higher level.
--Accelerate cross-industry integration and achieve collaborative development between NEV and intelligent power grid, intelligent transport and smart city.
--Continue to optimize NEV development environment and improve and perfect policies for promoting the use of NEVs.
--Uphold openness and mutual benefit and strengthen international exchanges and cooperation so that the achievements in NEV development can better benefit world people.
Wan said in his speech that amid the new round of technological revolution, electrification, intelligence and shared mobility are transforming the auto industry in an all-round way, from its propulsion power, production, operation to its sales and usage, providing a new momentum for the industry.
Electrification, intelligence and shared mobility also present historical opportunities for redefining the world's energy landscape, combating climate change and realizing a sustainable auto industry, Wan added.
To facilitate this transformation, Wan proposed strategies and suggestions, ranging from top-level design, transition of vehicle propulsion systems at the right pace, acceleration in industry reform and innovation to promotion of high-level openness and international cooperation.
China is willing to work with the global auto industry to achieve collaborative innovation, tackle challenges, redefine the future and make contributions to the transformation and upgrading of the global auto industry, Wan remarked.
Themed "New Era, New Revolution, New Industry," the congress focused on the transformation and upgrading of the global auto industry and the improvement of the ecological environment.
It brought together global experts and industry elites to share their insights on the best practices and development trends of NEV innovation, including innovation in technologies, industry ecosystem, government policies and business models. It also aimed to build industry consensus, clarify growth direction, and identify effective pathway of integrated development of electrification, intelligence and shared mobility.
The congress also highlighted an exhibition of advanced NEV technologies on a 5,000-square-meter exhibition space. Twenty landmark achievements made by 15 enterprises under the State Key New Energy Vehicle Research Program were showcased at the exhibition for the first time.
Besides, NEV test drives were available during the congress and there was an exhibition of the winning works from a children's painting contest about future mobility.
The event attracted 1,500 Chinese and foreign participants including representatives from governments as well as international organizations from 18 countries and regions including Germany, the United States and the Republic of Korea, and representatives of over 100 NEV enterprises.
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