Analysis of the Chinese Truck Market and Assessment of Future Power Technologies

Road transport, which currently accounts for around 75% of the total Chinese transport volume, is the second largest air-polluting sector in China. According to the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), trucks in particular are responsible for up to 75% of the particulate emissions in road transportation. In recent years, the Chinese government has implemented various measures to reduce emissions and to promote a more sustainable heavy goods transport. The future development of these alternative and sustainable power supply solutions in the truck sector strongly depends on how the different interest groups prioritise emission reductions in transport.

This report was developed by GIZ with the aim of giving a comprehensive overview of the developments in the Chinese truck market and identifying the potential of alternative drive technologies for the use in heavy-duty transport. Furthermore, the results of this analysis should help to derive recommendations for political decision makers. The study starts by examining the truck market in China based on its structure, the main players, and the current regulations. Based on this, the potential of various renewable propulsion and fuel technologies for trucks in China is analysed.

If you would like to know more about the development of the Chinese truck market, you can find the full report below.

The report is a product of the “Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China – Pilot Project in the Jing-Jin-Ji region” project and the “Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) as a Contribution to the Mobility and Transport Transition” project, which are implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).


28 Pages
Language: English

    Commissioned by:
  • BMVI

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