20 million of them! Chinese car highlight moment!


Shi Yunyun


On July 3, a new new energy vehicle slowly drove out of the vehicle production line area of GAC 'an, which marked that China's new energy vehicle production reached 20 million units, and also became the best gift for the 70th birthday of the Chinese automobile industry.


This is a significant and far-reaching 20 million vehicles. As Xin Guobin, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said in his speech at the event: "New energy vehicles are the main direction of the transformation and upgrading of the global automotive industry and green development, and they are also the strategic choice for the high-quality development of China's automotive industry. In the past 70 years, China's automobile industry has grown from nothing, from small to large, from weak to strong, and the rolling off the production line of the 20 millionth new energy vehicle is an important moment of historical significance."


As an important milestone in the history of China's automobile industry, behind the completion of 20 million new energy vehicles is the continuous breakthrough and rapid growth of China's new energy vehicle development for more than 10 years.


Still remember that in 2011, China's new energy vehicle sales were only 8,159, still less than 10,000; In the blink of an eye, in 2018, the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China in that year both exceeded 1 million; In February 2022, China's new energy vehicle production finally exceeded 10 million; Now, from the 10 millionth car to the 20 millionth car off the production line, only took a short time of one year and five months.



This is the hard-won 20 million cars, embodied in the sweat and tears of many autobots. Behind this glittering number, an engineer works day and night in the laboratory, overcoming difficulties, a technical worker sweats like rain on the production line, without regret, and a sales staff takes the trouble and patiently persuades in front of consumers...


In the vehicle, parts, aftermarket, Internet, technology companies and the joint efforts of the government, universities, industry institutions, we united as one, the establishment of a complete structure, organic coordination of the industrial system, cultivate the world's largest consumer market, the formation of new energy vehicles and related industries mutually integrated symbiosis, win-win cooperation and good development situation.


These are 20 million vehicles that should be remembered and written into history. The thriving and continuous upward trend of the new energy automobile industry not only makes China's automobile industry stand at the forefront of the global automobile industry for the first time, and the independent brand has become a shining business card of Chinese manufacturing on the world stage and high-speed rail, but more importantly, China's new energy vehicles are leading the new wave of global automobile electrification, intelligence and networking. To promote the electric transformation of the global automotive industry to contribute an important Chinese force.


Looking back on the past, based on the present, looking forward to the future, 20 million cars is not only a highlight moment in the history of Chinese automobiles, but also a new starting point. As a result, China's automobile has entered a new stage of large-scale, global and high-quality development, and will lead the transformation and upgrading of the global automobile industry in the future with electrification and intelligence as the main direction, becoming an indispensable force to promote the development of the global automobile industry.


Originally published by China Automotive News, July 5, 2023