Click here to check out photo gallery. Fittingly hosted in Hangzhou from August 10 to 12 (I was impressed with how clean and green the city was on my visit – no surprises property prices are one of the highest in China here), check out the Expo’s official site here. It is important for China to keep working on going green , for as it stands we’re looking at urbanisation rate of 51% end 2011, from 26% in 1990. If and when it gets close toward 70% targeted for 2035 as China’s development spreads towards the centre and westwards internally, we’ll be looking at a far bigger consumer market and its direct demands on resources will be even more significant.
With the increasingly shortage of global nonrenewable resources and under the pressure of energy and environmental protection, new resource vehicles have undoubtedly become the development direction of future vehicles. Early from 2001, the research project on new energy vehicles has been listed into “863” major scientific research program during the “Tenth Five-Year Plan” and schemed the strategy of starting with gasoline cars and proceeding to target of hydrogen powered cars. Since the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan”, our country has put forward with the strategy of “energy saving and new energy vehicles” and our government has paid high attention to the research and industrialization of new energy vehicles. During the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”, new energy vehicles in our country will formally step into the developmental stage of industrialization and popularize new energy urban buses, hybrid cars and small electric vehicles in the whole society. During the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan”, i.e., from 2016 to 2020, our country will further popularize new energy vehicles, and hybrid cars, plug-in electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars will gradually drive into ordinary families.