“Cutting-edge Technology” refers to a forward-looking, pioneering, and exploratory technology that has a high potential to be an important fundamental technology in the future NEV product development and the industry’s transformation and upgrading. Cutting-edge technologies must be in the fundamental research stage and are expected to achieve industrial applications within 5-10 years.
“Innovative Technology” refers to a novel technology that has existing application(s) solving technical difficulties and bottlenecks in the key areas of NEVs. Innovative technologies must already have industrial application(s) with product(s) in volume production.
The selection of the “Cutting-edge and Innovative Technologies for Global New Energy Vehicles” will be held annually, targeting global Cutting-edge and Innovative technologies of NEVs in the previous year. The first award selection will be held in 2019.
1. Vehicle integration and control systems
2. Power batteries
3. Hydrogen Fuel cells
4. Powertrain and drive systems
6. Lightweight and advanced materials
7. Energy infrastructure and supply
8. Other emerging NEV technologies