XIAMEN, China - Former UN Environment Program Executive Director Erik Solheim paid a visit to the renowned King Long auto manufacturer in Xiamen, China, to experience firsthand the company's cutting-edge green vehicles. As a world leader in electric mobility, China accounted for 25% of all electric cars sold last year and a staggering 98% of all electric buses.
King Long, a major producer of electric buses, trucks, and utility vehicles, showcased their extensive range of green transportation solutions during Solheim's visit. The company's offerings include both electric and green hydrogen models. As the future energy mix remains uncertain, King Long is determined to be a frontrunner in both electric and green hydrogen technologies.
Solheim, a prominent advocate for sustainable development, expressed his admiration for China's commitment to green transportation. King Long's diverse lineup caters to the ever-growing demand for environmentally friendly transportation. The company has been a pioneer in the development of electric buses, which have become increasingly popular for public transport systems worldwide due to their low operating costs and reduced carbon emissions.
The company is also exploring green hydrogen as an alternative fuel source. Green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy, holds significant potential as a clean and sustainable energy solution. King Long's investment in both electric and hydrogen technologies reflects its commitment to securing a greener future for the automotive industry.
As China continues to solidify its position as a global leader in electric mobility, the nation's dedication to innovation, combined with companies like King Long, is expected to drive further advancements in green transportation. With pioneers like King Long at the forefront of developing sustainable solutions, the future of the automotive industry is looking increasingly eco-friendly.
Photo credits: Erik Solheim's official Linkedin page https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-solheim-a9464b225/