China on Wheels
- The Transformation of Peronsal Mobility in China
China on Wheels hits the road
Oct 27, 2011
– by Ace Xin
Date of Publish: 2011-9-19
BEIJING – Project China on Wheels, a road trip that seeks to investigate the transformation of personal mobility in China as it moves from a country of bicycles to a country of automobiles, departed from Beijing on September 25 after a ceremony held at the Beijing Olympic Park.
Initiated by CBU/CAR, China on Wheels will see three automotive industry experts traverse through 14 provinces and cities in three independent-branded 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 new book – China on Wheels: The Transformation of Personal Mobility – will also be written about the trip and its findings.