China on Wheels
- The Transformation of Peronsal Mobility in China
Project China on Wheels, a road trip that seeks to investigate the changes in commuting of the Chinese people as China moves from a country of bicycles to a country of automobiles, departed from Beijing on September 25 after a ceremony held at the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park.
Initiated by CBU/CAR, China on Wheels will see three automotive industry experts traverse through 17 Provinces and cities in three self-owned brand vehicles – Hawtai Motor’s B11, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle’s H30 Cross and JAC’ Rein (SUV) Over a period of 45 days from September to November, they will seek answers to such questions as: how did the rapid increase of cars affect the daily lives of ordinary people? In the face of energy crisis, pollution issues, surging traffic accidents and city congestions, where does the Chinese automobile market go from here?
Leading the trip will be Dr. Wayne Xing, editor/publisher of CBU/CAR, Jones Zhong, editor of Qiche Yaowen (CBU/CAR’s online Chinese newsletter), and Zhai Qin, a well-known test driver.
Their experiences and thoughts throughout the trip will be shared live through chinaautoreview.com, cbuauto.com.cn, weibo (China’s microblog service) and published on China Automotive Review. A book will be written about the trip and its findings.