6-14 September:
Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang & Beijing


 Get an insight on how the electric world in China is changing at a furious pace!

Electic vehicles (EV's) and low speed electric vehicles (LSEV’s) are changing the urban mobility rapidly. New electric and autonomous vehicles are moving along the Chinese streets everywhere and are transforming the cities. What is more, China’s electric vehicles are manufactured overwhelmingly by locally owned producers, not foreign joint ventures, and they are based on Chinese technologies.

Up to 250.000 monthly New Energy Vehicle Sales by the end of 2019

EV: 50% market share by 2025

Most EV sales in the world (as percentage of total vehicle sales)

Highest Industry Electric Vehicle Index

Shenzhen biggest EV city of the world

Meet producers, car makers, policy makers and influencers that are working on this Chinese electric revolution

What consequences does this have on the quality of the vehicle, the developments on charging and the transformation of our cities? With this trip to Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang and Beijing you will get a broader understanding of the new technologies and policies in China.



(The Silicon Valley of China)

Friday September 6
Departure Amsterdam

Saturday September 7
Arrival Shenzhen
Tour around the city. Shenzhen is becoming the globally recognized “Silicon Valley of Hardware.”. Home to 11 million entrepreneurs, Shenzhen is the birthplace of China’s most famous tech companies such as Huawei, Tencent, ZTE, DJI and the place to be for EV and LSEV manufacturers and startups.

Sunday September 8
EV Bootcamp
A one-day Chinese Electric Vehicles Bootcamp, is being organized at the Open Innovation Lab Shenzhen (SZOIL). This bootcamp is organised in close cooperation with David Li, Executive Director of SZOIL. Video Interview with David

      o Introduction to Chinese EV Market
      o Urban Mobility
      o Charging Infrastructure
      o Energy Transformation
      o Policymaking

Fieldtrip HQB Electronics Market
Huaqiangbei is the biggest electronics market in the world. It's the magic place for speeding up every EV startup in the area. Anything you need to built anything, from hardware to custom parts; this is the place to get it.

Monday September 9
LKK Visit

The City Council of Shenzhen Visit

Tuesday September 10
BYD Company Visit

BYD is world's largest maker of electric vehicles and has grown to become a major manufacturer of automobiles, battery-powered bicycles, buses, truck, forklift, rechargeable batteries, most notably mobile-phone batteries.  BYD started off 2019 with a 295% increase in EV sales and are now selling more than 10.000 cars per month. What are their secrets?

Travel to Shijiazhuang


Wednesday September 11

Orientation and introduction
Shijiazhuang is the capital and largest city of North China's Hebei Province. A total of 37,563 new energy vehicles (NEV) were introduced in Hebei last year, including private cars, buses and taxis, data from Hebei's industry and information technology department showed. As of December 2018, the province had more than 80,000 blade electric vehicles. Shijiazhuang is one of the cities in China where we can experience the popularity and intense use of all sorts of electric vehicles.

Hebei Yuedi New Energy Technology Group
A large, modern, high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development of new energy vehicles. The main products include 13 type of different electric cars and more than 50 kind of production types such as busses, logistic vehicles, police cars, professional cars etc.

High Speed Travel to Tianjin



Thursday September 12
Catarc Visit


High Speed Train to Beijing
Beijing wants to be the leader of the global electric car market. We will talk to policy makers and introduce you to initiators of concepts in the field of car sharing and new mobility services.

      o (Central) Policy making
      o Car Sharing Projects
      o New Urban Mobility
      o Meetup at Dutch Embassy

 Friday September 13 or Saturday September 14
Departure to Amsterdam


 This trip is organized by Vincent Everts, Ellen Hiep, Jelle van der Zanden and David Li in close cooperation with our Chinese partners.
Much is being said and written about EV in China, but we want to experience the Chinese revolution ourselves.
Will you be joining us?

September 6 - September 14