Sino-German Forum on Cooperation and Development of New Energy Vehicles within World New Energy Vehicle Congress

    Over the past decade, Sino-German cooperation in the field of new energy vehicles (NEV) has reached significant milestones and witnessed fruitful collaboration. In 2011, the "Sino-German Joint Statement on Establishing a Strategic Partnership for Electric Vehicles" was signed, marking a crucial moment in this partnership. This set the stage for subsequent initiatives that aimed to deepen collaboration and promote sustainable mobility solutions. 

    The collaboration between Germany and China gained momentum with the organization of various forums and events. In 2020, Germany was invited as the guest of honor at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC), where the 1st Sino-German Forum on Cooperation and Development of New Energy Vehicles took place. This forum saw the participation of government officials, industry leaders, and executives from renowned companies such as Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler. The discussions focused on fostering a stable Sino-German cooperation in the automotive industry, particularly in the area of e-mobility. 

    Building upon the success of the first forum, the 2nd Sino-German Forum was held in Haikou in 2021. Government officials and representatives from major automotive companies shared their insights and discussed opportunities for bilateral collaboration to promote sustainable development in the NEV sector, with a strong emphasis on achieving carbon neutrality. 

    In 2022, the 3rd Sino-German Forum took place during the WNEVC in Beijing. The forum highlighted the remarkable success of German-Chinese automotive cooperation and emphasized the importance of meaningful dialogue between the two countries. Industry leaders shared their perspectives on decarbonization, electrification, and digitalization, showcasing their unique strategies for the Chinese market. 

    As one of the highlights of IAA Mobility 2023, the WNEVC, co-hosted by the VDA and China SAE, successfully convened in Germany. Government officials, CEOs of OEMs and suppliers, and industry leaders from both countries gathered to discuss strategies for low-carbon development and the widespread commercialization of new energy vehicles, aligning with the vision of carbon neutrality. 

    These events have provided invaluable platforms for collaboration between Germany and China in the NEV sector. By sharing goals, strategies, and insights, both nations have worked together to drive sustainable mobility solutions. As we look ahead, there is great anticipation for the next chapter of Sino-German cooperation, as both countries continue their joint efforts towards a greener and more sustainable automotive industry.