Indianapolis to Host First US-China EV Summit
The summit, although small in size, will bring to one place representatives of Chinese carmakers and those of local hybrid and plug-in electric vehicle parts manufacturers. The event will be presided by the Energy Systems Network, a non-profit organization which supports clean technologies.
The Chinese delegation will comprise Wang Chao, Assistant Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic and delegates from FAW, Dongfeng, Chery, BYD, Geely, Guangzhou and Wanxiang. In all, some 100 Chinese delegates will come to Indianapolis.
"This is the largest delegation of Chinese automotive company executives and officials to travel to the United States for a historic visit with American automotive parts manufacturers," Assistant Minister of Commerce Wang Chao said in a statement.
"We are confident the visit will result in stronger business relationships between the Chinese and American automotive companies, especially for hybrid and electric vehicles."
On the American side, the parts suppliers attending include Cummins, Delphi, Allison Transmission, EnerDel, and Remy.
"Last year, we took Indiana's story to China for the first time. Now, we'll welcome our colleagues from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and representatives from some of the country's major automakers to Indiana for the first time. Hoosier firms developing technologies and components for electric vehicles will have an unprecedented business development opportunity to discuss potential partnerships and joint ventures," Governor Daniels added.