PROJECT:CHINA'S MOBILITY REVOLUTION
SHENZHEN – This very second, China is changing mobility. Electic vehicles (EV) and low speed electric vehicles (LSEV) are transforming Chinese cities at a rapidly. What is more, China’s electric vehicles are manufactured overwhelmingly by locally owned producers, not foreign joint ventures, and they are based on Chinese technologies. We went there with a Dutch delegation to see what we can learn from the Chinese. (Video Language: EN)
The Silicon Valley of Hardware
In 1980 Shenzhen was a “small” fishing village with 200 thousand citizens. Today, it’s a giant metropolis with over 21 million people and the world’s capital of hardware. It all started when the people of Shenzhen started manufactoring mobile phones. Besides Apple, they now produce hundreds of original Chinese brands with the latest technology being sold all over the world. The same strategy is now being used for electric vehicles. A look inside 30 years of development in China.
In China, huge amounts of technology gets turned into commodity.
World's largest Charging Square
Part of the Chinese strategy to new mobility is turning all the public transportation electric. Shenzhen has 21.000 electric taxis and 650 of those can be charged at the same time at world’s largest charging hub. (Fun fact: this video went viral in India and was shared all over Twitter, WhatsApp, the News and even made it to the India Minister of Environment. Crazy, it’s a small world…)
Inside BYD Head Quarters
BYD is a huge Chinese car company who started out as a battery and electronics company. How did they go from making batteries for Nokia phones to selling 50.000 electric busses and 500.000 cars around the world? There are more China videos to come. What we aim for with this video series is share with an objective view what’s the rapid innovation happening in China. What can we learn and what are the challenges?
From making batteries for phones to selling thousands of electric cars and busses world wide.
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