Global Times. Sixteen enterprises owned by China will establish the “Association of the Electric Vehicle Industry” next week.

According to terms of a draft on the association, setting unified standards on industrial technology will be rooted as a short-term goal. For the long run, it will strive to master core electric vehicle technologies and improve the competency of self-owned brands in the global market.

The to-be-established-association will have members including China First Automobile Works Group, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, China Changan Automobile Group, China Dongfang Electric Corporation, China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Beijing Nonferrous Metal Research Institute to cite a few.