Thoughts On The Standard Of Four - Wheel Low - Speed Electric Vehicle

- Feb 20, 2017-

Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Equipment Division assigned to the four-wheel low-speed electric vehicle standard drafting group leader, and Rong Yan, heart Qi Yan, deeply task arduous, the responsibility is significant.

Low-speed electric car standards how to develop, may be the current China's auto industry's most complex and most difficult problems. This problem is technically not complicated, the difficulty lies in the interests of the game, especially involving the interests of local governments. More trouble is the politicization of the problem: to support low-speed electric car that is energy saving and environmental protection, is technological progress, is to consider the majority of low-income people travel needs; and opponents believe that this is simply illegal production.

And because of this issue involving multi-sectoral management, during which the views are inconsistent: some stressed the authority, hope to do according to their own advice; some hope to decentralization, do not want to increase the difficulty of management; also intended to develop, Fortunately, the National People's Congress on this issue began to pursue, this is a strong way to solve the problem.

In this complex problem, I believe that the primary problem is the management, is to define the product standard, given the appropriate right. Should not simply think that management is not approved by the Ministry of Industry production. The development of low-speed electric vehicles must meet the premise that road traffic management can be effectively implemented. Product variety, want to go where to go, there is no driver's license and insurance requirements, is determined not work. The appropriate road traffic order in line with the interests of the broad masses of the people and the interests of the country.

Road traffic management is also scientific, but also its fundamental law, which is appropriate classification management. Too much sorting can cause traffic chaos. For the development of low-speed electric vehicles in China, it is defined as smaller than the size, the vehicle speed is lower than the ordinary car is the only feasible way. In the management, with reference to Japan's light four-wheelers and China's current management of agricultural vehicles. China and the developing countries, the level and capacity of road traffic management is limited, the classification of motor vehicles should not exceed the capacity of the traffic control department.

What is the focus of this standard discussion is the size of the larger? Speed limit can be more broad? The answer is not. In fact, the size of the draft standard has been greater than the Japanese light four-wheelers, and then large is difficult to manage. If too much to consider the practicality of low-speed electric vehicles, another option is to merge with the car, fully according to car requirements, fully enjoy the right of ordinary cars.

Traffic control department is welcome, but this will significantly improve vehicle costs, manufacturers may not be welcome; the same time, this does not meet the current provisions of China's auto production enterprises may be more difficult to accept the relevant government departments. The current draft on the size and speed of the provisions tend to have a better practical, so you can not take care of the elderly scooter. In the current legal framework, the old scooter can only be non-motor vehicle speed, size requirements to do.

The second biggest problem with low-speed electric vehicle standards is safety. This principle does not object to all. The frontal collision requirements in the draft standard have been appropriately reduced, with the focus being on the side impact. Because the side of the collision is the focus of ordinary car hit low-speed electric car, so the requirements should be the same with the Jintong car, which is nothing to discuss. It was suggested that because the low-speed electric car width is narrow, so ask to relax the side of the collision requirements, which does not meet the requirements, no scientific basis, can not be adopted.

There is also a big focus on the question that is allowed not to allow the use of lead-acid batteries, our position is not allowed. The reason is now the national lead-acid battery recycling management is poor, more lead pollution, children's blood lead exceeded, individual business management is a small number, only according to the national situation to make this provision. In addition, the government management of this opinion is not uniform, the majority of opposition, too much entanglement of this problem is likely to be dragged on.

Another objection to the draft standard may be that the standard is too strict, worried about a significant slowdown in the development of low-speed electric vehicles. The author believes that China's rapid development of motor vehicles, road construction, traffic management, urban planning level can not keep up with China's current major contradictions, the development of rural and poor areas of traffic is a secondary contradiction, industry and business interests more appeal. Low-speed electric car industry and the interests of enterprises should be subject to the overall interests. Moreover, the current low-speed electric car development speed is not normal, driver's license, insurance management and local government indulgence is an important factor, should not be normal as normal.

Speaking so much, the author's logic is a little truth to obey the truth. National interests of the people (reasonable and orderly traffic order) first, all the participants in the interests of traffic (safety) second, industrial development, corporate interests can only be at the end.