Green Car China Ranking System
Transportation sector has been proved to be a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in China as an unprecedented increase in vehicle sales was witnessed in the last decade. Meanwhile, more than 70% of the annual increment of oil consumption volume was consumed by newly purchased vehicles of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Therefore, cleaner and more energy-saving vehicles are becoming a necessity facing both the environmental and energy issues. This trend also regenerates the urgency of iCET’s flagship Green Car China (GCC) ranking system.
The underlying methodology of GCC system was originally designed with the Vehicle Emission Control Center of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (VECC-MEP) back in 2006 and made use of the globally leading ACEEE life-cycle analysis and vehicle rating system. As of 2013, iCET has re-engaged with VECC-MEP for enabling the incorporation of China-specific vehicle emissions data, namely the original Type-Approval vehicle emissions data, which is more robust than the former data originated in the vehicle emissions standard.
The GCC underlying methodology was revised and improved in February 2015, and a dedicated electric vehicles (EVs) ranking as well as a tailpipe smog index (Blue Score) and cost index (Cost Score) were added to the traditional life-cycle index (Green Score) annual ranking. In 2017, a real-world FC-based life-cycle evaluation system will be tested on TOP100 best-selling vehicles as more and more people have realized the FC (fuel consumption) and emission gap between the reported and real-world situations.
Outputs of this project include an extended and improved annual version of iCET’s flagship report, the Green Car China report, and its subsequent products (website, social media, booklet, videos). GCC’s annual ranking release is hosted by UNEP’s sustainability consumption week since 2014 (with the exclusion of 2015, in which the annual award ceremony was held as part of the Global Clean Vehicle Summit), and coupled with clean vehicle test drive/ride activities. Consumers can get involved in GCC through any of the above channels.
The GCC system is meant to guide a more stringent regulatory framework governing private vehicle development in China, inform industry players of their relative performance, and assist consumers in making more suitable vehicle purchase choices.
For more detailed information about GCC, please go to http://www.greencarchina.org/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.