Project Title

The Impact of Government Policy Instruments on Promoting New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) - The Evidence in APEC Economies 

Project Year

2014   

Project Number

CTI 26 2014A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

CTI 26 2014A 

Project Title

The Impact of Government Policy Instruments on Promoting New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) - The Evidence in APEC Economies 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

http://publications.apec.org/publication-detail.php?pub_id=1829 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2014 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

118,000 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

118,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Automotive Dialogue (AD) 

Topics

Automotive 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Malaysia; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2015 

Expected Completion Date

31/10/2015 

Project Proponent Name 1

Dr Yuan Zou (new PO wef 19 May 2015) 

Job Title 1

Associate Professor 

Organization 1

National Engineering Lab for Electric Vehicles, School of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology 

Postal Address 1

No 5 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian, Beijing, China 

Telephone 1

86-10 68944115; 86-139 10860578 (Mobile) 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

zouyuanbit@163.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Weizhen She 

Project Summary

New energy vehicles (NEV) are of particular strategic importance for APEC economies for several reasons. It has been acknowledged that the adoption of NEVs is an effective way to reduce harmful emissions of greenhouse gases. This timely proposed project addresses the need for an empirical study to examining the impact of government policies on promoting NEVs. The project responds to this aim and attempts to address two issues: what the main factors that determine the NEV acceptance of potential consumers are, and how government policies affect these factors. The findings of this project will give a better understanding of the performance of government policy on NEVs. Furthermore, it is expected to promote the trade and technical cooperation on NEV among the members of APEC economies.  This project will be conduct in Beijing, China and will last 12 months (from January1, 2015 to December 30, 2015).

Relevance

New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) are vehicles using non-traditional fuels (ethanol, biogas, and biodiesel); and also refers to any technology of powering an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, solar powered vehicles, and various hybrids of these. These new emerging vehicles are also known as alternative energy vehicles. NEVs are of particular strategic importance for APEC economies for several reasons. Reducing the dependence on fossil fuels is considered important, as well as environmental arguments related to CO2 emission and other air pollutants (vehicle emission is one of the major sources of air pollution). Realizing such challenges caused by transportation sector, several new propulsion systems for NEVs have emerged and entered the market, or are ready to enter the market in near future.

APEC economies have been the world’s largest producers and consumers of NEVs. The global NEV sales have grown from less than 10,000 in 2009 to more than 210, 000 in 2013. In the rapidly developing NEV market, US, Japan and China together accounted for 66% of the share in 2013 while the EU accounted for 33%. Experience has shown that the relationship between government policy and NEV adoption or preference is very important for such new emerging vehicles. The project is intended to promote a better communication for all the participants on the topic of NEV policy, and lay a basis for information exchange about NEV industry policy. The findings of this project will give a better understanding of government policy on NEVs. Furthermore, this project is expected to provide theoretical foundation for supporting decision making in NEV industry and NEV trade. Indirectly, the outcome of the project will also promote the development of low carbon industry and build green transportation. This proposed project aims at the improvement of NEV related technology and trade from the angle of experience sharing and information exchange. It is expected to promote connectivity, including enhancing physical infrastructure, institutional and people-to-people connectivity by the way of hardware capacity for NEVs (e.g. charging facilities) and institutional cooperation (e.g. Beijing Institute of Technology in China, Malaysia Automotive Center, Automotive Research & Testing Center in Chinese Taipei and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research). It can be considered as the projects that specifically and significantly contribute to promoting regional economic integration via free and open trade and investment (Rank 1, Funding Criteria for All APEC-Funded Projects in 2014). Especially, the outputs of this project are expected to promote the development of NEVs which can provide a kind of sustainable travel service and promote the automotive trade. This promotion will contribute to the connectivity of people, as well as APEC economies. This project will also contribute to sustainable development through promoting NEVs markets by understanding the dynamics of the policy and market behavior (Rank 2, Funding Criteria for All APEC-Funded Projects in 2014).

Objectives

This timely proposed project addresses the need for an empirical study to examining the impact of government policies introduced to promote NEVs in main members of APEC economies. The objective of this project is to assess the effect of policy on development of NEVs and explore the factors that would potential influence customers’ acceptance of NEVs. The project is hoped to enhance the efficiency of policy instruments for NEVs, particularly demand-side incentives which can be a helpful means of stimulating NEV adoption by potential customers. The findings of this project will give a better understanding of government policy on NEVs, and share experiences of promoting low carbon technology. This project will develop recommendations on how to increase the market share of NEVs and promote the trade and economic cooperation among the member of APEC economies. On the other hand, the project is also to make a good platform to exchange the information and experience about NEVs development.

Furthermore, the project also can build support for the interaction and exchange of members in AD, as well as CTI, from non-technical perspective. It is hoped to reduce the disparity between strong incentive policies and unsatisfied NEV sales. Consequently, the trade and investment in NEV industry, which will benefit from high-efficiency policy instruments, will be promoted. The project will also help to improve capacity in mutual understanding and substantial collaborations within AD group.

Alignment

The primary goal of APEC is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. The 22nd APEC Ecomomic Leaders’ Declaration, it is clearly stated the APEC economies will further explore pathways to a new-type of urbanization and sustainable city development, featuring green, energy efficient, low-carbon and people-orientation. The Beijing Declaration 2014 by Energy Ministers from the 21 APEC economies is under the theme of “Joining Hands Toward Sustainable Energy Development in the Asia-Pacific Region.” The NEVs is crucial to construct sustainable transportation system and insure reducing carbon emission. The project keeps identical with the primary goal of APEC and workplans of APEC economies in the future.  Meanwhile, APEC will boost electric vehicle development and agree that electric vehicles are the way of the future for the automobile industry which was issued by the APEC Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI). This is in accordance with APEC economies’ priority to strengthen comprehensive connectivity and innovative development, economic reform and growth, which is being taken forward by APEC Senior Officials through Thursday in Qingdao, 2014.  Considering the importance of policy instruments and the NEVs, the project will directly promote the development of automotive industry, and indirectly promote the industrial economy.  Therefore, this project is full accordance with the goal of APEC by the way of developing new emerging technology for NEVs. The aim of the project corresponds with the AD’s goals via providing clear recommendations to the policy instruments for automotive industry. Especially, it is intended to help the policy-making process, technical exchange and trade promotion for NEVs. The project also has connection with other relevant APEC fora, including Transportation Working Group, and the APEC Energy Working Group’s Expert Group for New and Renewable Energy Technologies (ENGRET).

Increasing demand for fuel-efficient, greenhouse-gas reducing vehicles is prompting APEC economies, the world’s largest producers and consumers of automobiles, to boost the production and use of NEVs in the Asia-Pacific region. The project is based on the interdisciplinary theory and practice involved in automotive industry, energy, transportation, and economy and technology cooperation. With the urgent needs and interdisciplinary advantages, the project shows the priority of funding.

TILF/ASF Justification

The contents of the project include the policy evaluation and decision-making recommendations for development of NEV industry. The research outcomes will contribute to the technical cooperation and inter-government communication in the field of energy and transportation on the basis of the principles of mutual respect and equality. On the other hand, NEVs are important for the automotive industry and sustainable development of APEC developing economies, which are in the state of increasing energy demand and boosting industrial upgrade. The project will provide an ideal platform of technical cooperation for NEV development, especially the industry policy and development planning. The professionals and experts of this project will share the research results and experience for NEV development. Therefore, the project will support the capacity building needs of APEC developing economies (e.g. China, Malaysia, Philippines, Chile et. al) in automotive industry, especially in the fields of optimization in policy-making for NEV development. Also the project is an electric vehicle policy capacity building project, which is focused on transferring knowledge and skills between members and building capacity so that each economy can move closer towards the Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment in automotive industry, as well as NEVs. Developing economies of APEC will benefit from the information exchange and experience sharing supported by the project. From the perspective of industry development, it is a good chance for developing economies to reduce the gap in NEV technology and management science between developing economy and developed economy.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  

The project aims at producing compilation of the policies on NEV development. The outputs of the proposed project include research reports, research papers, data analysis system for NEV policy, recommendations and work shop. The outputs will represent the systematic work in this project.

Research report: The research report is the main output of the project, which will record the research process, methodology, main results. The report will give a historical review of government policy on NEVs in APEC economies. The review is intended to summarize NEV activities in APEC economies, including policies and demonstration activities; evaluate NEV technology demonstration and commercialization progress. Especially, more attention is paid to the progress status and the evaluation of NEV evaluation development in typical representative economies such as China, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei and Japan.

Research papers: Some representative work in the project will be published in the international journals, proceedings and medias. The research papers are represented the key technical points in the project, including the effectiveness evaluation for the NEV policy and optimization in policy making. The journals are authoritative academic platform for disseminating the academic achievements of the project to researchers from APEC economies as well as other countries.

E-newsletter: the E-newsletters will be published every three monthes and released to APEC economies. The E-newsletters will include the research progress in the project and information about NEVs development.  

Data analysis system for NEV policy: Data analysis system (DAS) is a key work in the project. In DAS, a database for government policy on NEVs in APEC economies will be established to give a cross-over analysis. All information in the database will be standardizing records and assigned specific labels for index. The researchers can review the policy instruments of APEC economies in different time dimension. The DAS can show the features of policies, including time, location, main contents, main affects et al., by using diagrammatical display. Another function is to analyze the effectiveness of NEV policy instruments using evaluating model. The input-output model and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) with specific evaluating index are adopted to give a quantitative analysis. The decision-maker or researchers can obtain intuitional suggestions from the DAS. Although some policies may not be evaluated quantitatively because lack of information, the DAS can also give a better understanding of the policy features via the visualization function.

Recommendations: Policy related to NEV is the core of the topic in the project. With the effectiveness evaluation and contrastive analysis, some clear recommendations for NEV policy will be proposed. DAS is hoped to optimize the decision making for NEV policy and promote the development of NEV in APEC economies.

Workshop: A workshop on the topic of “relationship between policy instruments and NEV development” will be held. The objects of this workshop are to report the research progress and provide a platform for sharing research experiences and exchanging idea. The workshop will be held on the margins of the APEC AD meeting. And co-responding economies will help to hold the workshop. Other APEC economies will be invited to participate in the workshop. Additionally, the participants from the NEV industry will be invited, e.g. NEV manufacturers and R&D institutes. 

Outcomes:  

The main outcomes of the project is to assess the NEV policy and promote the NEV development. The the project aims at the medium-term effect on policy and market behavior when NEVs are widely lauched in APEC region. Such effect is considered as the indirect results, however ,which are predominently influencial to the decision-maker, industry manufacture and end customer by improving their policy efficiency.

Since NEVs are not onlye the eco-friendly means of transportation,but also crucial to the energy security and environment protection. The governments of APEC economies have been making great efforts to introduce and promote NEVs.Various policies have been initiated to encourage NEV production and adoption, which consists of providing financial supports for NEV manufacturers, issuing marketing promotion policies, conducting market demonstrations of NEVs,and enhancing the construction of infrastructural facilities. E.g. in China, the incentive policies for NEVs are generous and could substantially reduce the incremental cost of purchasement of NEVs. However, the efficacy in actually promoting the adoption of NEVs is limited,and enthusiasm for the private purchase of NEVs seems not to be optimistic. This phenomenon has appeared in APEC economies, even other economies in the world.The disparity between strong incentive policies and unsatisfied NEV sales indicates that NEVs as new products are facing public skepticism and deserve the systemetic invetigation.

The modern economics suggest that consumers will choose options that maximize utility subject to their preferences, knowledge of alternatives and budget. Government policies, particularly the demand-side incentives for NEVs, can be a helpful means of stimulating NEV adoption by potential customers only when the government has adequate information related to the preferences and the determinants of demand of these consumers.The private customers’ low level of enthusiasm for purchasing NEVs highlights the necessity to evaluate the policy efficiency and analyze the influencing factors behind the customers’ acceptance of NEVs. This project responds to this research gap and attempts to promote the development of NEV by the way of optimal policy. The project will improve the policy efficiency by supporting more information about the NEV development, customer preference and experience from APEC economies. With the theoretical and pritical research of this project, the main factors in the policy making will be revealed; and how government policies affect these factors will be analyzed. Then the efficiency of the NEV policy instruments in APEC economies will be improved as the policies are more in line with the preferences and characteristics of customers. Therefore, the first outcome of the project is the medium-term effect on the NEV policy in APEC economies. Second,the project will exert an impact on the NEV acceptance of potential consumers. The policy is based on the behavioral features of consumers and the results are expected to give a better understanding of preference at NEV adoption and moderate the consumers’ attitude towards the NEVs in the medium-term.

Beneficiaries:  

The main project staffs come from China, Chinese Taipei and Malaysia and they are the member representing the APEC economies. (i) Ms. She Weizhen, the director of automotive section in the department of the equipment industry, MIIT, China, PO, female; (ii) Dr. Yuan Zou, associate professor for NEV system modeling and analysis , male, from Beijing Institute of Technology, China; (iii) Dr. Madani, Sahari, CEO of the Malaysia Automotive Institute, Malaysia, Male, project staff; (iv) Ms. Hong Xinru, automotive research and testing center, Chinese Taipei, female, project staff. (v)Dr. Hongwei Guo, associate professor for NEV system modeling and analysis, male, from Beijing Institute of Technology, China. The experts and researchers mainly comes from China, Chinese Taipei and Malaysia, respectively, including the representatives from the industrial, research and academic organizations, such as Beijing Institute of Technology, China Automotive Engineering Research Center, Institution for Economic Research, University Putra Malaysia, etc. 

The decision-makers of APEC economies will be benefited from the output. The policy instruments for NEVs will be evaluated and optimized and thus, the decision-makers will get a better understanding for the relation between policy instruments and NEV adoptions. Consequently, the policy efficiency will be promoted and the automotive trade in NEV section will be expected to boost and the automotive industry will finally benefit from this project. The Automotive Dialogue (AD) will be also benefited. The project will be discussed in AD and it will offer a platform for experience sharing and information exchange. AD members have equal chance to utilize the project outputs and it helps AD converging toward sustainable development of automotive industry. The project will also benefit the automotive manufactures and consumers. The manufactures can improve their product by understanding market requirement and policy trend more accurately. The consumers will obtain NEVs as they request and at lower prices. From the perspective of APEC region, all people will benefits from this project, which support the NEVs development by disclosing the relationship between NEV policy and marketization. Especially we will discuss a specific topic about how to make NEVs more attractive to female consumers.

Dissemination

The project will disseminate the outputs via the research reports, papers, workshop, media interview, booklet or other electronic publications. Totally 3 reports will be finished to record the main outputs of the project and about 2-3 papers will be published or submitted to international journals or proceedings (the respected papers are listed as following table). A workshop on the topic of “relationship between policy instruments and NEV development” will be held to disseminate the project. All AD members will be expected to attend the workshop and they will discuss the project and give suggestions. In order to disseminate the project progress, E-newsletter and booklets will be created and issued to the AD members and other related organizations. The promotional materials will be also issued to the sub-fora of APEC, e.g. Transportation Working Group, and the APEC Energy Working Group’s Expert Group for New and Renewable Energy Technologies (ENGRET).

Table 1 List of planed papers

Journal or Proceeding

Time

Note

Energy Policy (Journal)

April, 2015

1 paper

Energy (Journal)

September, 2015

1 paper

Annual Meeting of Transportation

Research Board (Proceeding)

August, 2015

1-2 paper

Gender

The project is a kind of research project which will provide equitable opportunities for both men and women. Within the research group, anyone who has the ideal proposal and fundamentals is encouraged to take part in the project. During the research, there is no difference between men and women in task assignment and work performance assessment. Gender discrimination is strictly prohibited during the investigation activities. Several women are chosen as the direct participants in the project. The female researchers and colleagues will contribute to undertake the project propagation and dissemination of research output and also the research tasks. In our research topics, there is a specific discussion on the difference in preference and attitude towards NEV purchase between males and females. Thus, the project secures the sexual equality perfectly and women will definitely benefit from it.

Work Plan

This project will last 12 months (from January 15, 2015 to December 31, 2015. If it is approved later, all the time frame will be postponed accordingly). The research schedule is arranged as:

1) Stage 1, duration: January 15 – April 30

Objective: To finish the literature review on revolution of NEV policys in main APEC economies.

Work plan
: A historical review of government policy on NEVs in APEC economies will be carried out. The review is intended to summarize NEV activities in APEC economies, including policies and demonstration activities, evaluating NEV technology demonstration and commercialization progress.

Introduction
: The proposing economy and co-sponsoring economies will perform their work in this stage. All the participants will collect the data and information about the NEV policy and the effects of policy. All the AD members will be invited to contribute to providing the information and data. The potential beneficiaries consists of the officials from the goverments, and industrial and academic represetatives from the different econmies due to the fact that the literature review report will be released to the public.

Outputs:A brief report on review of NEV policy will be put forward.

2) Stage 2, duration: May 1 – July 31

Objective
: to analyse the relationship between policy instruments and NEV adoption or preference.

Work plan: The effects of government policy on NEV industry will be analyzed from the qualitative and quantitative point of view. The relationship between policy instruments and NEV adoption or preference will be analyzed. Some specific discussions will be represented: (a) Factors influencing NEV acceptance, e.g. financial benefits, environmental factors, psychological needsandpersonal feature. We will focus on the differences in acceptance of NEVs between males and femals. (b) Moderating effects of government policies. We will try to explore the direct effects of either state or provincial government policies, and reveal the interactions between government policies and other motives for NEV preference.

Introduction: The co-sponsoring economies will help to finish the work by the way of discussion or data exchange. The potential beneficiaries would be the governments and NEV manufactures because key factors influencing on preference for purchasing NEVs are revealed.

Outputs: A report on the effects of policy instruments on NEV adoption will be carried out. A seminar  about NEV policies and NEV adoption will be hold based on tele-conference system and the co-sponsoring economies will pariticipate in it.

3) Stage 3, duration: August 1 – October 9

Objective: To establish the database for NEV policy and data analyses system.

Work plan: A database for government policy on NEVs in APEC economies will be established to give a cross-over analysis. Various labels to describe the NEV policy and evaluation indicators are proposed in the database.  Based on the data base and theoretical analysis, a decision supporting system will be designed for optimal policy making. This is the core work of the project. Additionally, the database and supporting system are expected to be used for government, research institute or NEV manufactures.

Introduction: Peoject participants will collect the data involved with the NEV development in APEC economies and finish the work by the way of technical exchange. The governments, research institutes and NEV manufactures within APEC would be the beneficiaries. 

Outputs: (a) database for NEV policies in APEC economies. (b) DAS for optimal policy making. 

4) Stage 4, duration: October 10 – October 11

Objective: To hold on a workshop on the efficiency analysis of NEV policy.

Work plan: The workshop will invite the officers and specialists from APEC economies. The workshop will discuss the relation between the policy instruments and NEV adoption. Also the decision support system for NEV policy will be introduced in the workshop and the suggestions and advices for improving NEV promotion will be collected.

Introduction: The workshop will be held in October in the margin of Automotive Dialogue in Philippine. Officers and specialists from APEC economies will be invited. The main result of the project will be introduced and discussed, as well as the experience of NEV development and application will be shared.

Outputs: Workshop with the topic “Relation between NEV development and policy instrument”. The Data Analysis System and the results on NEV policy will also be shared during the workshop.

5) Stage 5, date: October 12 – December 31:

Objective
: To summarize the project and finish the research final report and conclude the project.

Work plan: Based on the communications among the participants, the final report will be prepared and the main outputs will be published on the APEC website and the main conclusion will be propagated in the relative media and website.

Introduction: The final report consists of the whole record of the project, e.g. research process, literature review, methodology and main conclusion.

Outputs: Final report on the effects of NEV policy instruments on NEV development.This research idea was proposed to 21st AD, and then Chinese Taipei and Malaysia responded to cooperate as co-sponsor to participate in. With several discussions during the full proposal development, the researchers  from China, Chinese Taipei and Malaysia have formatted a detailed plan andresearch schedule. China will be responsible for investigation organization and the project management. Several researchers from Chinese Taipei and Malaysia will be recruited in the substantial investigation. PO will be responsible for project steering and periodical evaluation. Clerks will assist PO in project monitoring and management. One main contractor will be chosen to manage the research staffs and project progress. Certainly, this project is open for any proper researchers from/outside APEC economies. Several experts from international well-known organization will be invited to present their opinion and understanding for NEV policies. They will also invited to evaluate the outcome of this project.

Risks

The risks which possibly affect the project implementation are mainly related to the policy data collecting. This project will discuss the relation between the policy instruments and NEV development based on the detailed data involved within the policy instruments and NEV industry. There is the possibility that some data cannot be collected because sometime data are related to the commercial secret; or some data may be not available. The limited availability of the data would influence the accuracy of research in the project. In order to reduce the risk caused by data limitation, researchers will collect data as much as possible from all sources. APEC economies, including sponsor, co-sponsor and peer economies will be invited to submit the data. We will define a uniform data format in order to exchange and store data conveniently and fast. Another risk is caused by the positions of researchers from different economies. Researcher with different backgrounds will cooperate with the project. There may be culture conflicts and interest conflicts among researchers. To minimize this risk, better communications during the preparation and execution of the project are necessary. The PO will supervise and harmonize the cooperators to obtain the best target. Also a potential risk will occur because the member economies may reject the quantitative evaluation of their policies. The evaluating results depend on the data and information about the NEV development, which are usually transparent. The researchers will deal with the risk by gaining publicity through interview, E-newsletter, work shop.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The project aims to optimize the policy making and give a better understanding of consumers’ preference for NEVs. Therefore, the achievements of the objectives will be reflected by the acceptance of recommendation and the propaganda of research work. According to the research plan, the project will propose some optimal recommendation for improving NEV industry policy and NEVs development. We will have meetings and interviews with governments, research institutes, NEV manufactures to get feedback information about the project achievements. During the meeting or the interview, the opinions and suggestions on the project will be collected. Then, the feedback information will be evaluated by the project team and specialists.  Also, the research plan will be strictly performed. During the process, the research team will check the timeline and the stage achievement in order to assess the progress of the project. 

The indicators used for assessing the project include the follows:

1) Interview: 15 specialists from more than 3 economies will be interviewed to obtain the information about NEV policies. 

2) Questionnaire: 1000 available questionnaires will be collected. Each participating economies (China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia) will collect more than 300 questionnaires. 

3) Publication: 2-3 papers will be published and 2-3 research reports will be finished. 

4) Workshop: more than 10 specialists will attend the workshop. They will come from more than 3 countries. On the other hand, at least 50 people are hoped to attend the workshop. 

5) E-newsletter: the E-newsletter will be published in every 3 months. The newsletters about project progress will be issued to the governments and institutes. 

6) Effects: the acceptance of recommendation by governments or manufactures is hoped to be another indicator to assess the project.

Linkages

Several groups within the APEC will be engaged in this project. The group from China has attended the Automotive Dialogue 4 times as well as worked for preparation of 21st Automotive Dialogue in Shanghai, 2014. During 2012 and 2013, the research team has undertook an APEC self-funded project, titled “The Integration of Large-scale Plug-in EVs, Grid and Transportation under metropolitan scenario”(IEGT). The IEGT project has achieved the objective and received good evaluation and comments from specialists and colleagues. The groups also include Automotive Research & Testing Center in Chinese Taipei and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research and Malaysia Automotive Center. 

This proposal is based on the previous successful cooperation experience within APEC framework and support from co-sponsoring economies. This project has the strong connection with other relevant APEC fora, including the Automotive Dialogue (AD), Transportation Working Group, and the APEC Energy Working Group’s Expert Group for New and Renewable Energy Technologies (ENGRET). The outputs and events will be distributed timely to the relevant APEC fora for their comments and suggestions, which will enhance the interaction within APEC sub-organizations.

Most ongoing relevant project focuses more on the broad and general topics, normally the mixture of the technology and demonstration activities, such as China’s International NEV Forum or Alternative Fuels Data Center in the U.S. This proposal focuses on how the policy influences the development and market launching of NEVs. The project doesn’t duplicate work being performed elsewhere in APEC or internationally. Moreover, the actual condition of APEC region will be emphasized and considered. The project will focus on the importance of economies’ policy and collaboration in order to make a new decision-making mechanism for NEVs. The proposal exhibits the differences in the topics, methodology and outputs from the previous research. 

NEVs are emerging as one of the important sections for automotive industry development of APEC economies. In the future, the NEVs will play a crucial role in transportation system for the low energy consumption and pollutant emission. Policy making is of the great importance to affect the customer acceptance and preference for NEVs, determining the NEVs market penetration to the large extent. The investigation for NEV policy to support NEV large scale market acceptance will benefit APEC economies and the whole world. The economies have had a good cooperation experience for automotive industry under the framework of Automotive Dialogue. In this project sponsor and co-sponsor economies will actively collaborate to ensure the success of this project. On the other hand, the APEC economies have a good cooperation in automotive industry via the framework of AD. The project can use the resource supported by APEC, such as experience sharing, work mechanism in AD and CTI and technical cooperation. Therefore, the APEC is the best sources of funds for this project.

Sustainability

The project focuses on the relation between the policy instruments and the NEV development. It definitely benefits the economy governments and NEV marketing, e.g. the recommendations on NEV policy and the evaluation of policy efficiency. The disparity between strong incentive policies and unsatisfied NEV adoptions will be diminished. The beneficiaries will get the sufficient data and disclose the relationship between policy and marketing. More important the beneficiaries will publish the report or paper to propagate their research and deepen their understanding through investigation and exchange in the workshop. 

After project completion, two next steps will be considered to utilize the output and outcome as much as possible. First, the database will be maintained and updated, which concerns the new strategies and new models to increase NEV adoption. We also will coordinate with stakeholders to collect updated information about NEV development. Second, the workshop will be continuously held with the topic of NEV policy, technology and promotion strategy, forming a communication platform for specialists and scholars to discuss NEV development. The funding from various sources (Beijing Institute of Technology or Minister of Industry and Information Technology of P.R. China) will be applied to support the continued research and workshop. In the future, we will make the administration and follow-up workshops as an APEC activity as far as possible. It is hoped to get funding from APEC for the follow-up research. 

A research plan has been made, including the proposed project and the follow-up projects. In another word, the proposed project is a part of the research plan and our research team will continue the research involved with the NEV industry. Also an institutional arrangement on the research teams has been built to ensure the research target. On the other hand, the governments of APEC economies have strong support to promote the NEV industry, which forms the basis for the comprehensive research on NEV industry. Therefore, the plan can be achieved in the future with the good effort of our research team and co-sponsors. The different indicators, e.g. research reports, papers, workshop, interview will be used to evaluate the project progress and achievements. The research team will also collect the feedback information to assess the project. Finally, the team will try best to produce media and long term effect on NEV development when the recommendations are adopted by governments or manufactures. The researchers recruited for this project purposes will remain employed in the follow-up projects according to the actual needs of the projects.

Project Overseers

Ms. She Weizhen from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China serves as PO and manages the project. Ms. She is the official member in AD forum representing China. She has more than 10 years’ experience for automotive industry policy making and industry management. 

Other main point of contact responsible for this project is Dr. Yuan Zou. He is from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China and currently appointed as associate professor in National Engineering Lab for Electric Vehicles, School of Mechanical Engineering BIT. He led a joint research center for NEV dynamic system and control, especially electrified vehicle and battery system analysis.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

1)  Short-term clerical fees 

Short-term clerical fees will cover the project coordination and management, including the assistance for project management, information collection, meeting organization, workshop preparation and report compiling, etc. 

The budget for short-term clerical fee is US$50/Day X 60 Day = US$3,000. 

The potential candidate will be determined later. 

2)   Contract fee

Contract fee covers the researcher investigations and contract management. Considering the fact that the researchers come from three different economies, an organization or a company will be chosen as the main contractor through the open tendering and response to manage the sub-contracting with all the researchers, which will simplify the contract management and secure the project quality. 

The chosen organization or company will organize the investigation team at least as follows:- 

a) Three positions for the senior researchers (totally 150 hours) are planned and the total payment is US$4,000  X 3 = US$12,000. 

General duty: Steer the substantial investigation and assign the proper task for the researchers and research associates. Be responsible to PO for the final outcome. 

b) Four positions for researchers (totally 676 hours) are planned and the total payment is US$7,675 X 4 = US$30,700. 

General duty: Undertake the major investigation task assigned by the senior researchers. Be responsible to senior researchers for the object realization. 

c) Four positions for research associate (totally 600 hours) are planned and the total payment is US$5,000 X 4 = US$20,000.

General duty: Undertake the major investigation assigned by the senior researcher and researched. Be responsible to senior researchers for the realization of the investigation.

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Not Applicable.

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