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China Center for Energy and Transportation

Photo: Great Wall of China

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In partnership with leading Chinese universities, the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) has established the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET). C-CET has both research and education components.  The Center studies Chinese motorization and transportation energy systems as described in “Activities and Strategy.” The partnership also has the synergy of a graduate studies program.  C-CET builds on UC Davis’s existing interdisciplinary Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) graduate program with a sub-program that specializes in China and transportation sector energy issues in other developing countries.

C-CET is a two-way learning and research center where we share with our Chinese counterparts the Californian experiences and the new ideas that come out here at ITS-Davis, while we will also learn from the Chinese experiences and breakthrough research ideas.  The center facilitates study and research in China for U.S. graduate students and faculty as well as inviting Chinese researchers and students to visit and study at UC Davis.  We hold joint workshops in the U.S. and China.

UC Davis and China Forge Landmark Accord to Speed Development of Clean Vehicles

Signing Ceremony

In a landmark international collaboration on clean vehicle adoption, the University of California, Davis, and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center will work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China and the U.S. under an agreement signed in Tianjin, China.

Yunshi Wang, Director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET) at ITS-Davis, was in China Sept. 6 to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on accelerating the commercialization of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).

Read ITS-Davis Founding Director Daniel Sperling's account of the China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab in the latest GreenLight blog.

Click here to read the UC Davis press release on the new policy lab, on which C-CET will play an integral role.

Yunshi Wang, Director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at UC Davis, and Zhixin Wu, Deputy Director of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center shake hands in Tianjin, China as Alberto Ayala (far left), Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board, and Gang Li (far right), Department Chief of the Industry Coordination Bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission look on during a signing ceremony Sept. 6. Credit: China Automotive Technology and Research Center/photo