Aramco Asia’s Strategic Transport Analysis Team (STAT) provided subject matter expertise in the multi-stakeholder “China Automobile Low Carbon Action Plan (CALCP) – 2020 Research Report”.
The study was led by Automotive Data Of China Co. ,Ltd.(ADC), an esteemed division within the independent think-tank China Automotive Technology And Research Center Co., Ltd. (CATARC), and had involved multiple industry and academic experts and several governmental organizations.
The report is an initiative to support China achieve peak GHG emissions by 2030, or as early as practicable, as part of its national commitment to address the challenges of the global climate.
The report demonstrates the importance of adopting a holistic life cycle assessment (LCA) approach when evaluating the GHG mitigation potential of transport technologies. It serves as an important first step towards informing technology development pathways and mainstreaming LCA in transport policymaking for China.
Amir F.N. Abdul-Manan, Aramco Asia’s Head of Strategic Transport Analysis Team (China) commented on the report, “the report explores several combinations of energy sources and powertrain technologies to decarbonize the passenger transport sector. It demonstrates that the road towards zero-emissions will likely require a mix of complementary technological solutions, from the productions of different low-carbon energy sources to its use in various highly-efficient powertrain technologies.”
The report was highlighted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on its website: http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146285/n1146352/n3054355/n3057542/n3057545/c8095232/content.html.
Enabling 30% GHG reduction throughout vehicle life cycle
The CALCP 2020 has reported that the life cycle GHG emissions of an average HEV and PHEV are comparable to an average BEV sold in China in 2019. When corrected for differences in vehicle curb weights, existing hybrid powertrains could already enable about 30% reduction in overall life cycle GHG emissions relative to traditional gasoline combustion engines.