China’s largest city by population, and one of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai is a global shipping hub, one of the world’s major financial centres, an aspiring global high-tech hub and a critical market for domestic and global automakers. It is also a major magnet for global and homegrown technology companies looking to make strides in future mobility developments, including electrification and automation.
The city offers a wide range of mobility options, but car ownership remains a key status symbol among residents. As a result, license plate auctions are in place, something which has directly affected automaker strategy, forcing a focus on license-exempt new Energy Vehicles (NEVs). Indeed, Shanghai has more electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads than any other city in the world, with several measures in place to promote EV uptake, from government fleet procurement mandates to private purchase incentives.
In this report:
- Executive summary
- Shanghai: a trendsetter with significant competition
- Byton opens studio in Shanghai, China’s vehicle design capital
- Electrification and automation could ease Shanghai’s transportation issues
- Shanghai’s licence plate law is determining automaker strategy
- Ride-hailing providers struggle with Shanghai regulations—and with DiDi’s dominance
- What makes Shanghai an e-mobility leader?
- Could Shanghai become China’s perfect location for autonomous vehicle testing?
- First and last mile transit – Shanghai’s final frontier?
- Shanghai aims high with intelligent and connected vehicle strategy
- Plenty of potential: Shanghai makes solid start towards smart city vision
‘Special report: The future of mobility in Shanghai’ provides insight from a range of automotive industry and mobility sector stakeholders, including:
- ABI Research
- Geely / CaoCao
- DiDi Chuxing
- Explore Metro
- Frost & Sullivan
- Gao Feng
- Ipsos Business Consulting
- YCP Solidiance