Original title: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: Encouraging new energy vehicle companies to merge and reorganize three measures to increase the supply of automotive chips
Our reporter Meng Ke
On September 13, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xiao Yaqing stated at a press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council that new energy vehicles are indeed a very important direction for the development of the global automotive sector, as well as a strategic choice for my country’s automotive development. At present, there are “three breakthroughs” in the development of new energy vehicles in China: First, technological breakthroughs. A complete industrial system connecting upstream and downstream has been established and breakthroughs have been made in key technologies such as batteries, motors, and electronic control. Among them, the power battery technology is the world’s leading. Compared with 2012, the energy density of the monomer has increased by 2.2 times, and the cost has been reduced by about 85% at the same time. The second is product breakthroughs. The cruising range has been greatly increased on the original basis, and many vehicles have reached more than 500 kilometers. The third is the market breakthrough, the world’s largest production and sales volume for six consecutive years, as of the end of August, the cumulative promotion of more than 7 million vehicles. From January to August of this year, the production and sales volume of new energy vehicles reached 1.813 million and 1.799 million, respectively, a year-on-year increase of nearly two times.
Faced with the current large number of new energy automobile companies in a small and scattered situation, Xiao Yaqing said that the next step is to give full play to the role of the market, encourage corporate mergers and reorganizations to become bigger and stronger, and further increase industrial concentration. The second is to strengthen the promotion and application, accelerate the construction of charging and swapping infrastructure, continue to carry out the activities of new energy vehicles to the countryside, do a good job in the urban pilot projects of fully electrified vehicles in the public sector, and promote the improvement of new energy vehicles in the areas of urban public transportation, leasing and logistics distribution. proportion. The third is to promote cross-industry integration and promote the integrated development of electrification and intelligent network technology. The fourth is to improve product quality, form higher standards and stricter requirements in terms of quality safety, low temperature application, etc., and guide companies to improve product quality, improve service levels, and establish brand images, so that consumers prefer to buy and use them with more confidence.
It is worth noting that since the second half of last year, the global integrated circuit manufacturing capacity has continued to be tight, and various industries have successively experienced “core shortages”. In particular, the shortage of automotive chip supply has become an important factor restricting the development of the automotive industry.
Tian Yulong, a member of the party group and chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, analyzed that there are two main reasons: first, the spread of the global new crown pneumonia epidemic has caused manufacturing companies to generally slow down their capacity expansion plans, resulting in a mismatch between capacity supply and demand. ; Second, the epidemic continues to repeat, causing some countries and regions to shut down some chip production lines, resulting in a decline in output and some chip supply.
“In general, the tightness of the chip supply chain will exist for a period of time, and the current problem is still quite serious.” Tian Yulong said.
Tian Yulong said that in the next step, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will strengthen coordination and strengthen the precise connection of the supply chain, so as to fully enhance the supply capacity of automotive chips and promote the stable and healthy development of the automotive industry. There are three main measures: One is to ensure stable operation. Strengthen the monitoring of the development of the automobile industry and the supply capacity of chip manufacturing, actively support chip manufacturers to accelerate the improvement of supply capacity, speed up the operation and use of alternative solutions, and optimize the layout of the entire industry chain. The second is to accelerate the transformation and upgrading. Adhere to the development direction of electrification, connectivity, and intelligence, especially to accelerate the development of new energy vehicles, and promote the sustainable and healthy development of the automotive industry. The third is to continue to deepen open cooperation. Chips are a globalized industrial chain. To maintain the smooth flow of the supply chain, it is necessary to increase international cooperation and stabilize domestic and foreign supply channels. In particular, it has strengthened open cooperation with foreign countries in technological innovation, international trade, standards and regulations, so that the chip industry chain supply chain will further develop steadily in accordance with the requirements of the dual cycle, and through the establishment of a long-term mechanism to promote the development of the automotive industry with high quality.