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Review of methanol vehicle policies in China: current status and future implications


Li, C and Negnevitsky, M and Wang, X, Review of methanol vehicle policies in China: current status and future implications, Energy Procedia, 13-15 December 2018, Sydney, Australia, pp. 324-331. ISSN 1876-6102 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.164


Methanol vehicles, as a type of alternative energy vehicle, become an approach to mitigate the dependence on petroleum and to reduce emissions. A number of policies for implementing methanol vehicles have been promulgated by the Chinese government to achieve sustainable development. This paper summarizes existing policies for pilot projects, methanol fuel and fuel stations, technological improvement and manufacturer engagement. Then, the paper systematically reviews the released policies based on their categorisation and timeline. Whilst the released policies for pilot projects were sufficient and effectiveness, there was a lack of incentive policies for other aspects. Based on the policy assessment, it is necessary to enhance the continuity and effectivity of the existing policy mechanism. As a contribution, this paper provides some suggestions including: developing follow-up policies after the accomplishment of pilot projects; providing more incentive policies to encourage technological improvement of methanol vehicles; creating a trans-provincial methanol fuel region and enhancing manufacturer engagement by narrowing the subsidy gaps between methanol vehicles and other AEVs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:methanol vehicle, pilot project, incentive policy, policy mechanism, policy review
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Automotive engineering
Research Field:Automotive engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Other energy
Objective Field:Other energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Li, C (Mr Chengjiang Li)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:131318
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2019-03-13
Last Modified:2020-03-03
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