New energy vehicles drove 26 billion miles in China in 2019
China now has nearly 4 million NEVs on the road, although electric car sales have been slowing
China has invested big in the NEV industry, which includes electric, hydrogen-fueled, and hybrid cars. The country became known for its large subsidies to carmakers to meet green car quotas. The subsidies have recently faced deep cuts, but they helped give rise to a large local NEV industry and attracted global players like Tesla.
The monitoring platform is the largest system for tracking electric vehicles in the world, according to director Professor Wang Zhenpo. The terminal’s main task is to track the safety of NEVs, but it also helps determine subsidy amounts for carmakers and gathers other useful data.