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Auto execs seek regulatory support on buses, trucks and emissions regulations at “Two Sessions”

BEIJING – The First Annual Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the First Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as the “Two Sessions” held each year by China’s top legislative and advisory bodies, were held from March 3-20 this year. Delegates and members from the automotive and related industries submitted a wide variety of motions and proposals on the future development of the industry. Below is a summary of those related to the heavy-duty vehicle industry (listed in alphabetical order of last name).

Chen Hong, Chairman and Party Secretary of SAIC Motor and NPC Member Credit administration measures for new energy commercial vehicles should be implemented by the end of 2018 and a license and approval system for the recycling of NEVs should be established, proposed Chen. “Different credit standards should be formulated for new energy commercial vehicles due to the vast difference in body style and usage,” said Chen. “Companies that produce both new energy passenger and commercial vehicles should be able to interchange credits for both vehicle types.” Chen also suggested that technology thresholds be formulated for companies that deal with cascaded use of batteries and industrial parks for NEV recycling, disassembly and power battery cascaded use and regenerated use be uniformly planned and set up. Subsidies should also consider effective recycling of batteries.

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