During the World New Energy Vehicle Congress in Munich on September 6, Chinese EV leaders highlighted the need for enhanced global cooperation and standardized policies to facilitate the technological shift away from combustion engines, according to Reuters. Wan Gang, the former science minister and a prominent figure in China’s EV development, said three critical technologies to boost the EV market were efficient batteries, better EV architecture and intelligent driving systems. Robin Zeng, the chairman of world’s largest battery manufacturer CATL, said that discrepancies in policies, industrial foundations, and technological advancements have resulted in varying levels of EV development across the globe. In recent years, Chinese EV brands have been expanding in the European market, leading to more interaction between Chinese and overseas automakers. “We want to invite partners from Germany to join us in promoting green transport,” BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu said. In 2023, about 8% of new EVs sold in Europe so far were made by Chinese producers, up from 6% last year and 4% in 2021, according to a September 5 report by Reuters. [Reuters]