Come On Baby Drive My Car New Energy Vehicle: Will China be First to Completely Abandon Combustion Engine Cars?

China is engaged in a monumental top-down effort to promote the development of new energy vehicles (NEVs)—plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos.  While China leads the world in NEVs, they are less than 1% of all cars on the road. However, the Chinese government’s NEV policies coupled with tax incentives aim to push the number of NEV cars sold each year to 20% by 2025.
At this February 21 meeting, four speakers will examine the strengths and weaknesses of China’s NEV initiative in hitting its goals to phase out combustion engine vehicles by 2050.
Speakers will also highlight the global impact of China’s electric vehicle boom and explore areas where the US and China can learn lessons from each other.



Feng An
Founder and President of Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)

Scott Kennedy
Senior Advisor in the Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

David B. Sandalow (INVITED)
Innaugural Fellow at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy

Camron Gorguinpour 
Senior Global Manager for Electric Vehicle, World Resources Institute

Jennifer L. Turner
Director, China Environment Forum