Title: New energy vehicle development in China

Authors: Ming-jie Lu; Song Chen; Yong Lou

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, 14#437, 4800 CaoAn Road, Shanghai 201804, China ' School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China ' School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China

Abstract: As one of the important step to solve the environment pollution problems, Chinese Government pays much attention to the development of new energy vehicle industries. However, the situation is not satisfied. The paper studied the current situation and efficiency of new energy vehicle in Chinese market. We find that Chinese consumers are not ready to accept the new energy vehicles because of their high price, shortage of infrastructural and supporting policies. On the other hand, the domestic new energy vehicle manufactures still need to improve their new energy vehicles' technical efficiency in order to compete with the other traditional gasoline vehicles.

Keywords: new energy vehicles; supporting policies; government support; environmental protection; industrialisation; hybrid electric vehicles; HEVs; hybrid vehicles; data envelopment analysis; DEA; scale efficiency; technical efficiency; China; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2013.051692

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2013 Vol.12 No.1, pp.44 - 59

Available online: 27 Jan 2013 *

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