Under the upsurge of electric going to sea, London is becoming the next decisive place for “new forces going to sea”

With the increasingly hot domestic electric vehicle market, domestic electric vehicle companies are becoming more and more common in the post-sea era.

datashowAccording to statistics, during 2021, the global export volume of China’s electric vehicles will reach nearly 550,000, a year-on-year increase of more than double. It is worth mentioning that, as the epitome of this wave of electric vehicles going overseas, Europe is becoming the mainstream choice for these new and old car manufacturers. According to the data, nearly 40% of the above-mentioned export volume of 550,000 vehicles was sold to this region.Currently, electric vehicles in ChinaalreadyIt accounts for 10% of the total sales of electric vehicles in Europe, and some data predict that by 2025, the sales of domestically manufactured cars in Europe are expected to reach 800,000, and most of them will be pure electric vehicles.

Starting from this point, in the face of Europe, the world’s third largest auto market and the world’s second largest electric vehicle market, domestic electric car companies seem to be about to start a new bright moment in this “new continent”. However, from a practical point of view, for these “new faces”, this realization process cannot be easily accomplished overnight.

According to Schmidt Automotive Researchdata, in the first 7 months of this year, Chinese pure electric car companies sold 37,700 vehicles in the European market, except for Polestar and MG, which accounted for nearly 90% of the sales. , The sales of the remaining FAW, Weilai, Xiaopeng, Aiways and other fully domestic brands are only at the level of hundreds to thousands of vehicles. Based on this performance, it is not difficult to find that,Domestic electric vehicles have only touched the surface of the European market, and this protracted battle to win overseas has just begun.

Against this background, the choice of overseas car companies has gradually changed from the usual sales-oriented product export to the construction of a strategic system centered on the brand, but this also means that in addition to time costs, companies also need A lot of resources have been invested in the supply chain system, sales channels, infrastructure services, marketing, etc. At this time, a market area suitable for its long-term development plan will often play a role in getting twice the result with half the effort. In this process, London, which is at the forefront of the electric transportation field in Europe, is expected to become the next must-see for these overseas electric car companies.

From the perspective of market size, at present, the number of public charging piles in London has reached more than 10,000, accounting for 33% of the total in the UK, which is more than any other region in the UK, an increase of 150% compared with 2019.On the other hand, according to data released by New AutoMotive, in June this year, including pure electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, a total of nearly 6,000 electric vehicles were sold in London.exceededThe monthly sales of traditional fuel vehicles.

And as a response to this menacing electric boom, London is also constantly showing more room for imagination here.When London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (EVIS) late last yearpointed out, by 2030, London will need at least 40,000 to 60,000 charging piles to meet the rising demand in the region.and have datapredictby 2025, the number of electric vehicles in London is expected to grow to 330,000.

Of course, on a more fundamental level, it is not just the field of electric vehicles. In the face of the sustainable economy represented by the low-carbon/zero-carbon industry as a whole, facing the goal of “realizing net zero carbon by 2030” “Emissions” green goals, London is also constantly becoming the focus of the world, and in the process, it brings rich development opportunities for companies based here.

Taking the field of green public transportation as an example, as early as 2013, BYD had established a company in London, and cooperated with the British bus manufacturer ADL in 2015. BYD provided pure electric bus chassis, batteries, motors, and electronic controls. The core drive technology, coupled with ADL’s advantages in body and lightweight, jointly launched an electric bus tailored to the local market conditions. It is understood that BYD has joined hands with its partner ADL to launch a full series of pure electric buses with more than 10 lengths, including single-deck and double-deck, for the British market. More than 10 cities in the UK have accumulated more than 40 million miles of driving. Moreover, as of August last year, the electric bus has achieved a market share of more than 60% in the UK market, and has reached 80% in the London market, ranking first.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan expresshoping that London can lead the world in its ambition to “abandon fossil fuels and embrace the electric revolution in transportation”:All new cars and vans on London’s roads to be zero-carbon by 2030, rather than 2040 as proposed by the UK government. And to realize this vision, he stressed, “we must ensure that all Londoners have access to the infrastructure they need to drive and maintain electric vehicles. Together, we can create London’s ‘electric future’.”

At present, at the level of government action, Sadiq Khan has advanced the commitment to “ensure that all buses in London are zero-emission by 2037” to 2034.and the London authorities haveRefusedFor new purchases of diesel or hybrid buses, instead switch to zero-emission buses. Louise Cheeseman, head of Transport for London, said that this move will not only help achieve its “2030 net zero emissions” goal, but also promote the development of the local bus market.

On the other hand, in order to better help enterprises enter London and fully explore London’s market advantages in developing net-zero industries, the London Development and Promotion Agency (London & Partners), which is affiliated to the Mayor’s Office of London, is also continuously providing services for enterprises interested in entering London. Overseas enterprises provide reliable “one-stop” services.

Among them, for Chinese companies that plan to develop overseas but have not yet selected a destination, and London has obvious advantages in the industry where the company is located, the London Development and Promotion Agency will actively contact the company to provide relevant industry background, development prospects, London and other Comparison of business elements in international cities and other information.

For Chinese companies that are ready to deploy in London, the London Development and Promotion Agency can provide them with information related to practical problems that they may face when they land in London or provide them with professional service partners to help companies solve problems in company registration, taxation, and legal affairs , bank account opening, personnel recruitment, office arrangements and other aspects of the encountered doubts.

In addition, after the company lands in London, the London Development and Promotion Agency will continue to pay attention to the development of the company, provide regular industry information and event invitations for the company, and at the same time provide assistance for the company’s market brand promotion.

According to the data provided by the London Development and Promotion Agency, at present, its Chinese team has helped nearly 400 companies from the Greater China region land in London. In the future, as more and more “new overseas forces” represented by electric car companies join in, this new journey will also open up more new possibilities from London.

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