Bill Russo to Brief Investors on New Energy Vehicles Market in China

TOPIC:

The Path to Electrification of China’s Automotive Industry

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Time:  10AM EST, 11PM China

Venue:  Conference Call

Click here to register (sponsored by Coleman Research Group)

  • Recent performance of electric vehicles manufacturers in China
  • Tesla’s growth plans and the impact on dealership dynamics
  • Traditional auto ownership model re-shaped by rapid urbanization
  • Disruption of the automotive value chain
  • New mobility concepts changing traditional business models
  • Unique context of China’s urban transportation challenges
  • China’s 12th 5-year plan identified seven strategic emerging industries including electric vehicles, energy efficiency & environmental protection, new generation information technology, bio-technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, alternative energy and new materials
  • Need for OEMs to develop strong relationships with telcos and technology players
  • Companies: Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Volkswagen (VOW), Toyota(TM), Honda (HMC), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Nissan (NSANY), Hyundai (HYMTF), Daimler AG (DDAIF), BMW AG (BMW), Continental AG (CON), Valeo (EPA), TRW Automotive (TRW), Mobileye (MBLY), Uber, Yidao, Relay Rides, Baidu (BIDU), Alibaba (BABA) and Google (GOOG)

As the balance of world market and economic power shifts from West to East, China has emerged as the key location in the battle for dominance of the 21st century’s global auto industry. Due to increasing pressure from air pollution, oil consumption and urban congestion, the focus of the country’s auto industry will increasingly switch from internal combustion engine vehicles to alternative propulsion technologies, particularly those powered by electricity. Already many observers believe that the government’s ambitious series of programs and policies designed to accelerate the development of new energy vehicles run over the last decade will lead to the emergence of China as the key location for a global “green” mobility revolution. As this happens, the eventual electrification of the automotive powertrain will transform the automotive industry.
ABOUT OUR EXPERT:

Bill Russo is Managing Director at Gao Feng Advisory Company, Ltd. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He was previously VP of Chrysler Northeast Asia, where he successfully negotiated and secured government approval for six vehicle programs with three different Asian partners. In this time period, he launched a regional holding company as well as two distribution companies and oversaw the industrialization of the first Chrysler and Dodge-branded vehicles in Asia. He holds a U.S. patent for his innovative efforts towards reducing automotive new product development cycle time and is a published author and opinion leader whose viewpoints have appeared throughout several media outlets.

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