Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Electric vehicles are quickly taking the spotlight here in China, with the recently announced subsidies for new energy vehicles and government plans for electric vehicle industry development, followed by the Shanghai auto show, prompting a flurry of media articles from both within China and abroad.
I'll be posting more in the next days and weeks what I think of these developments, but to start with I want to link to some relevant analyses that may be of interest to other researchers out there.
First of all, here is the McKinsey report that is referenced by both recent NYTimes and Guardian pieces:
McKinsey - China Charges Up: The Electric Vehicle Opportunity
For non-China-specific life cycle impacts analysis of different vehicle energy technologies, nothing beats this MIT report:
MIT - On the Road in 2035: Reducing Transportation's Petroleum Consumption and GHG Emissions
California also has similar, relevant reports on their Low Carbon Fuel Standards page.
Lastly, I haven't read it all yet, but someone recently forwarded me this seemingly quite comprehensive Green Car market analysis report from consulting firm MDB:
MDB - The Green Car Report: Investment Analysis of the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Industry - Outlook for 2009-2012
I will be making follow up posts with key conclusions and take-away messages from these reports, but for now I just wanted to get them out there.
Posted by Vance at 5:50 PM