The highly anticipated dual credit policy has been officially put into effect in April 2018. OEMs that have annual production or import of more than 30,000 passenger cars must begin to account for their CAFC (Corporate Average Fuel Consumption) and NEV (New Energy Vehicle) credit. The NEV credit regulates that, starting from 2019, the production volume of NEVs must account for 10 % of total production volume. In 2020, this will increase to 12 %.

Looking at China, we can see that the change has already begun. In the first quarter of 2018, sales of NEV has increased by 156 % comparing to 2017. Whereas the pure electric vehicles marked an increase of 124 % and the PHEV of 305 %. OEMs have already taken measures as response to the new policy. It can be predicted that OEMs will continue to increase investment in R&D in the NEV technology and accelerate the development speed.

Chinese OEMs have developed their own NEVs and successfully put them into volume production. It is worth noting that Chinese automobile companies pay now more attention to the R&D of core technologies of NEV. Mastering the know-how has becoming their top priority. We will surely see more intense competition between Chinese and foreign automotive components in coming years.

Again, the CTI Symposium will cover all important innovations in the field of transmissions, drive systems, components and development methods as well as market-specific requirements and global prospects. We will not only focus on a variety of new transmissions, hybrid and EV drives, but also on component-related topics, which help to optimise the complete drive system:

  • Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) as well as NEV drive system concepts
  • Market-specific constraints and impacts on drivetrain system development
  • New concepts of starting devices, drivetrain topologies and components as well as actuator, sensor and control units for drivetrains
  • Drivetrain integration, operating strategy and Control algorithm
  • Software development and strategy Development tools, manufacturing technologies, lightweight design

We are taking the large topic variety into account: ­66 presentations in 8 parallel sessions, a panel discussion about the question if China has the core competencies to be the leader of the hybrid and electric drive technologies and the accompanying CTI Symposium Expo with 50 exhibitors.

Together with the Introductory Day, the 7th CTI Symposium China is again an important platform for international experts to exchange opinions and experiences.

I am looking forward to your participation and many useful discussions and ideas.

Best regards

Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay




Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay
Director, Institute of Automotive Engineering
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany