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Innovative practice of EV-carsharing in China for urban E-mobility

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2015, 7(4), 670-680; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj7040670
Published: 28 December 2015
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Abstract

EV-Carsharing (called as ‘EV-Timesharing’ in China) has been rapidly developing with the 2nd round National EV promotion and application project in 88 Chinese EV pilot cities authorized by Central Governments from 2013. While EV-Carsharing has been launching in more than 10 cities by end of 2014, Central Governments will select 4 as demonstration cities from 2015 and give special support to help them integrate EV-Carsharing into urban E-mobility more successfully. Recognizing importance and benefit for energy conservation, emission and traffic congestion reduction from EV-Carsharing, encouraged by Central Governments and pilot cities, more and more cities are preparing for EV-Carsharing to develop local EV industry and expand usage for urban E-mobility.
This report is based on deep understanding of Chinese EV Pilot City as the biggest background for EV-Carsharing’s boom in China in past 2 years. Through conducting comparative studies, field investigation, survey, expert interview, data collection and analysis, this report comprehensively summarizes latest status of EV-Carsharing in China and some typical practice in different cities and highlights successful experience as well as barriers on key dimensions for EV-Carsharing, including application of telematics on EVs, Governments’ policy and administration, business and operating models, safety and security system and consumers’ education. Suggestions and guidelines will also be provided with recommendations on operating successful EV-Carsharing for urban E-mobility and better low carbon society for both China and other areas.
Keywords: EV-carsharing; Pilot Cities; Business and operating models; urban E-mobility EV-carsharing; Pilot Cities; Business and operating models; urban E-mobility
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Wu, X.; Yang, X.; Shi, H. Innovative practice of EV-carsharing in China for urban E-mobility. World Electr. Veh. J. 2015, 7, 670-680.

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