China’s new energy vehicles accelerating towards Central Asia.
Chinanews.com, Urumqi, June 26 (Song Xin) Thanks to the steady and rapid growth of foreign trade,
the Horgos Port in Xinjiang is filled with traffic and business is booming.
Since 2023, the export of commercial vehicles at the port has shown a rapid growth trend,
and more than 35,000 vehicles have been exported so far.
“Now is the peak period for port export of commercial vehicles. On average, we export more than 100 commercial vehicles every day.”
Zhang Gong, head of Xinjiang Horgos Haocheng International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.,
said that these commercial vehicles came from many provinces in China. Including engineering vehicles,
passenger cars, new energy vehicles, etc., mainly sent to Central Asia and countries along the “Belt and Road”.
Chinese new energy vehicles are favored by Central Asian people
In Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, the most populous country in Central Asia, Chinese new energy vehicles have become commonplace.
According to information from the Ministry of Commerce of China, Uzbekistan will import 2,180 electric vehicles in 2022,
of which 1,941 will come from China. In the first four months of this year alone, Uzbekistan imported 2,544 electric vehicles, of which 2,480 were from China.
The “golden channel” highlights the advantages of “going to sea”
In the first five months of this year,
data show that China’s foreign trade imports and export in Xinjiang totaled 125.06 billion yuan. From the perspective of trading partners,
the import and export value of China’s Xinjiang to the five Central Asian countries was 100.13 billion yuan,
a year-on-year increase of 99.9%, accounting for 80.1% of Xinjiang’s total foreign trade import and export value during the same period. In terms of products, the export value of electric passenger vehicles increased by 410.4% year-on-year, a substantial increase year-on-year.
At the Baktu Port, the earliest commercial port in Xinjiang, China, the export car business is booming. It takes an average of half an hour to complete the customs clearance procedures,
step out of the country, and complete the export.
Baktu Port is only 12 kilometers away from Tacheng City, and it is one of the land ports closest to the city in Xinjiang. More than ten kilometers away from the country gate is the town of Bakt in Kazakhstan. From January to April this year, the port exported 9,653 vehicles of various types, exceeding the total of last year.
Since last December, Xinjiang government delegations have visited Central Asia twice and will carry out cooperation in various fields.
Gulinar Yusup, a professor at the School of Economics and Management of Xinjiang University,
believes that the high-level Xinjiang friendly exchange delegation’s visit to Central Asia shows the determination to open up to the West.
New energy is an important development direction for the automobile industry in the future. In addition to the location advantage, the Xinjiang government has opened up to the West more than ever before. Many Chinese car companies have chosen to build factories in Xinjiang, targeting the Central Asian market.
On May 24, Shaanxi Auto Xinjiang Automobile Co., Ltd. held the first centralized offline ceremony for new energy vehicles and delivered them to customers.
This move marks that Shaanxi Auto Xinjiang Automobile Co., Ltd. has officially entered the new track of electrification of heavy trucks,
and at the same time filled the gap in the production of new energy commercial vehicles in Xinjiang.
According to Shi Xinli, deputy general manager of the company, in addition to being sold to the Xinjiang market,
cars are also increasingly favored by the Central Asian market. In the next step, we will continue to explore the application scenarios of new energy-heavy trucks,
and at the same time expand the Central Asian market by taking advantage of the “Belt and Road” initiative.
At present, Shaanxi Auto Xinjiang Automobile Co., Ltd. has received 3,446 orders from the Xinjiang market and the five Central Asian countries and has completed production of more than 2,900 vehicles.
The automobile industry has become an important field of cooperation between China and Central Asia
In 2022, the three major automakers Chery, Changan, and Great Wall will sign an agreement with Kazakhstan Astana Automobile Company to invest 1.55 billion US dollars;
BYD will jointly build the second overseas factory after the Thai factory in Uzbekistan…
With the joint venture With the in-depth implementation of the “Belt and Road” initiative,
more and more Chinese auto companies are investing in Central Asia, and the auto industry has become an important area of cooperation between China and Central Asia.
In March this year, BYD held a brand and product pre-sale conference in Uzbekistan and released three new models. In addition, many stores have also officially opened in March.
During the China-Central Asia Summit held not long ago, Yutong Bus signed an agreement with relevant companies in Kazakhstan to establish an “automobile industry technology and engineering personnel training center” to jointly develop talents in the automobile industry and strengthen cooperation and experience exchanges in the automobile industry.
From product export to technology export to service export, the localization of China’s auto industry in Central Asian countries is deepening step by step. The person in charge of Yutong Bus Overseas said that benefiting from the broad platform provided by the “Belt and Road” initiative, Yutong’s development in Kazakhstan has achieved good social benefits. new contribution.
Tursunali Kuzyev, a professor at Uzbekistan’s University of Journalism and Mass Communication, said that strengthening cooperation with Chinese new energy vehicle companies will further promote the development of the Central Asian new energy vehicle market.
The development of new energy vehicles has also promoted the development of vehicle charging piles.