SIAC (Shanghai)

SIAC works to promote electric vehicles in China

Shanghai International Automobile City Group Co., Ltd. (SIAC) is responsible for the operation of the Shanghai International EV-Zone and Shanghai International Automobile City, which covers a region of 100 km². It currently holds five electric vehicle manufacturers, nearly 10 key components manufacturers and specific EV parts suppliers. 

What SIAC Does
SIAC is currently building a new energy automobile innovation service platform as well as designing policies for promoting EV. Through the introduction of talent and innovation resources SIAC hope to accelerate the technology maturity of EV key component and increase the cost reduction.

The automotive industry output was around ¥200 billion in the region of SIAC during 2001. And SIAC has, as the operator of the international EV demonstration zone, participated in various activities since that year. These include policy design, industrial planning, demonstration planning for EV private purchase demonstration, and pioneering in EV demonstration and industrialization. 

How They Do It
SIAC is the manager and operator of the EV demonstration zone in China. To fulfill the task SIAC is working with the 1234 approach; 1 Demonstration Base, 2 Clubs, 3 Platforms and 4 Center. One key part, that might actually be the most important one, is data collection and analysis. SIAC have setup international cooperations with many institutes including the American Idaho National Lab in Victoria, UC Davis, Kearney and Tongji University in China. Together they analyze cognitive customer data, driving behavior data, and data from business model executions. 


In the Future
In the near future SIAC will focus on two key areas; a car rental program which is believed to boost the EV industry and get people to actually use EV, and continued data collection and analysis. Through this work SIAC want to promote EV deployment and explore the mode of EV application in City Smart Transportation for clean energy usage and distributed energy in city infrastructure planning.

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