[Webinar] Opportunities for Enhanced Near-term U.S.-China Climate Action: Zero Emissions Vehicles

Tuesday, May 02, 2023 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm


May 2, 2023 |  5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
May 3, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (China Standard Time) 

The global vehicle market in 2021 was heavily influenced by the United States and China, who together accounted for over 50% of the market. Zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales saw significant growth, with 4% of total light-duty vehicle sales in the U.S. being ZEVs, doubling the previous year's market share and reaching a penetration rate of 12.4% in California. Meanwhile, China leads the world in ZEV adoption, particularly in the commercial sector, with its New Energy Vehicles accounting for 50% of global sales. During this event, we heard from issue-experts from the U.S. and China, sharing the latest insights from a new report,  Accelerating the ZEV Market in the U.S. and China, part of an 11-paper series on climate action opportunities for the U.S. and China. 


(Times listed in Pacific Time) 

5:00 PM    Discussion is opened by Moderator, Jenn Perron, Senior Climate Policy Fellow, California-China Climate Institute

5:05 PM    Opening Remarks

  • Xiuli Zhang, China Projects Manager, Energy Innovation

5:10 p.m.     ZEV Opportunities for the U.S. 

  • Gil Tal, Director, The Electric Vehicle Research Center, University of California, Davis

5:25 p.m. ​  ZEV Opportunities for China

  • Hui He, China Regional Director, International Council for Clean Transportation

5:40  PM    Closing Remarks

  • Yunshi Wang, Director, China Center for Energy and Transportation, University of California, Davis

6:05 Moderated Audience Question and Answer

6:15 PM  Event Closes 

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