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Predict Future Mobility and Lead the Evolution and Coordination of Automotive Industry The Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China (2019) is Officially Published

Predict Future Mobility and Lead the Evolution and Coordination of Automotive Industry
The Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China (2019) is Officially Published

● For the 12th year in a row, Volkswagen Group China has worked together with the Development Research Center of the State Council and China Society of Automotive Engineers, coproducing and publishing the Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China (2019) (2019 Blue Book of Automotive Industry).
● This year’s report is themed “Evolution and Coordination of Automotive Industry for Future Mobility”, which thoroughly explores the trends of future mobility, mobility scenarios, industrial evolution, coordinated development and policy framework, thus offering advice for the future development and policy innovation of China’s automotive industry.
● Dr. Liu Yunfeng said, “The Blue Book of Automotive Industry details a new scenario for future mobility with in-depth and forward-looking descriptions. Volkswagen Group China will join hands with China’s automotive industry to forge ahead and facilitate the evolution and development of future mobility.”

Beijing, October 10, 2019. Today saw the official publication of the Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China (2019) (2019 Blue Book of Automotive Industry) coproduced by Volkswagen Group China, Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) and China Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE-China). This year’s report is themed “Evolution and Coordination of Automotive Industry for Future Mobility”, which focuses on future mobility and thoroughly explores the future evolution and coordinated development of the automotive industry. Moreover, by studying the trends of future mobility, mobility scenarios, industrial evolution, coordinated development and policy framework, the Blue Book offers references and advice for the creation of China’s smart mobility ecology and the formulation of government public policy. Being a co-author of the Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China for 12 consecutive years, Volkswagen Group China has been promoting its vision, in terms of new energy vehicles, smart mobility and smart cities among other areas, looking to boost the development of China’s automotive industry through sustainable mobility solutions.

The press conference of the Blue Book of Automotive Industry was attended by Dr. Long Guoqiang, Deputy Director of Development Research Center of the State Council, Mr. Fu Yuwu, Honorary Chairman of China Society of Automotive Engineers and Dr. Liu Yunfeng, Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group China.

Throughout the shared journey of 12 years, DRC, SAE-China and Volkswagen Group China have been dedicated to gaining a keen insight into future mobility and thus leading the evolution and coordination of the automotive industry with the Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China. Dr. Long Guoqiang, Deputy Director of DRC said, “Against the background of the new industrial revolution, each day sees technological advances in terms of 5G, cloud computing, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence. The comprehensive evolution of future mobility will greatly alter auto manufacturing and the service industry, while exerting profound impact on transport structure, infrastructure, energy structure and spatial layout among other aspects of cities.”

Mr. Fu Yuwu, Honorary Chairman of SAE-China, spoke highly of the publication of the 2019 Blue Book of Automotive Industry and the development prospects of China’s automotive industry. He said, “China’s automotive industry has now embarked on a new path of adjustment, all-round opening-up and accelerated evolution. The emerging technologies and new modes relevant to future mobility, such as electrification, intelligentization and sharing among others, are guiding the profound evolution of the automotive industrial structure and ecology. The coordinated development of vehicles, transport, and cities stands as a new strategic requirement. The 2019 Blue Book of Automotive Industry resonates with the evolution of the automotive industry, coordinating the integrated development era of future mobility and automotive industry.”

2The 2019 Blue Book of Automotive Industry consists of general reports and theme research. Revolving around the overall production, marketing and corporate operations among others, the general reports give a comprehensive description of the overall situation of China’s automotive industry in 2018, while outlining the main trends, namely electrification, intelligentization and sharing, by analyzing a number of key topics including industrial opening, international investment and merger, as well as production capacity layout, etc. Moreover, the general reports envision future mobility, interpret mobility scenarios, explore the direction of industrial evolution, study the coordinated development strategy and advise innovative policy framework. Thus, digging into the grand evolution of the industrial structure and industrial evolution under the scenarios of future mobility. The theme research follows the guiding principles of the general reports. With five chapters on Mobility, Scenario, Revolution, Coordination and Policy, the theme research gives a systematic illustration of the development direction and path of future mobility, expounding on the important impact the new scientific revolution has exerted on the facilitation of the automotive industry evolution. The two sections resonate with and reinforce each other, offering useful experience for the creation of China’s smart mobility ecology and the formulation of government public policy.

“The 2019 Blue Book of Automotive Industry describes a new scenario for future mobility, with its in-depth and forward-looking statements”, said Dr. Liu Yunfeng, Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group China and responsible for the public affairs and joint venture issues. He also said, “Volkswagen Group China stays committed to taking the lead in China and offering a sustainable solution to future mobility. We hope to join hands with China’s joint venture partners as well as other partners within the auto industry to leverage wisdom to advance the evolution and upgrading of future mobility and move closer towards a brighter future mobility.”

Being one of the co-authors of the Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China for 12 consecutive years, Volkswagen Group China started working with the DRC and SAE-China as early as 1999, exploring the development of China’s automotive industry. In recent years, given the core strategies of decarbonization and electrification, Volkswagen Group China has been exploring many aspects, including deepening the layout of new energy vehicles, smart charging, smart cities among other areas. In 2019, Volkswagen Group China and its partners pledged to invest 4 billion euros into electric mobility. In addition, designed to lead China’s charging infrastructure into a smart era, CAMS, a new energy science and technology company was co-founded by Volkswagen Group China, along with Star Charge, China FAW Group Corporation and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. Aside from this, Volkswagen Group China’s first smart city pilot project has been launched in Hefei, to gain experience for the construction and development of smart cities in China. Looking into the future, VGC will help the automotive industry in China discard the old and introduce the new through sustainable mobility solutions.

Over the past twelve years, Volkswagen Group China and its partners have been closely following the annual themes of China’s automotive industry development, gathering in-depth research materials for the Blue Book of Automotive Industry, while conveying comprehensive insights into industrial developments. In the future, Volkswagen Group China will work with its joint venture partners to innovate, offer sustainable mobility solutions to advance the development of China’s automotive industry and continue to meet people’s needs and demands.

Dr. Liu Yunfeng, Executive Vice President of Corporate & JV Affairs of Volkswagen Group China gave a speech

Dr. Long Guoqiang, Deputy Director of Development Research Center of the State Council gave a speech

Mr. Fu Yuwu, Honorary Chairman of China Society of Automotive Engineers gave a speech

Mr. Fu Yuwu, Honorary Chairman of China Society of Automotive Engineers, Mr. Zhao Changwen, Director of Industrial Economic Research Department of Development Research Center of the State Council and Dr. Liu Yunfeng, Executive Vice President of Volkswagen Group China jointly issued the Annual Report on Automotive Industry in China (2019)

Group photo of attended guests

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