Parking China 2023 revs up to charge up the Chinese parking sector in August in Shanghai

Parking China 2023 will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 29 to 31 August 2023, running under the themes of ‘Empowering the Chinese parking ecosystem’ and ‘Creating a better future with low-carbon smart parking’.

This year’s fair will feature two new special zones, namely ‘New energy dual carbon’ and ‘Internet of Vehicles and future travel’, to support industry players in their efforts to upgrade the entire supply chain and seize business opportunities.

There has been an explosive increase in sales of new energy vehicles in China. According to figures released by the Ministry of Public Security, the country’s car ownership has surpassed 319 million vehicles, including 13.1 million new energy vehicles, with a year-on-year growth of 67.13%.

To meet the increasing demand for electric vehicle charging, many car parks in China are speeding up the building and upgrading of charging facilities. The China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance revealed earlier this year that the country built nearly 2.6 million new charging stations in 2022, for a total of 5.21 million units, and a year-on-year increase of 99.1%. The alliance estimates that the number will reach close to 9.6 million by end of 2023.

Meanwhile, with the rapid development of various technologies including 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalisation, the automotive industry has entered an era of intelligent connectivity. Intelligent vehicles are able to communicate with drivers, other vehicles, roads and cloud servers. The parking sector can seize significant opportunities here to promote innovation, and to achieve high-quality development.

Specialised zones for smart parking

The ‘New energy dual carbon’ area will explore a series of battery charging and swapping technologies. The’“Internet of Vehicles and future travel’ is set to showcase solutions to tackle various pain points and challenges, including locating vehicles in car parks. Showcases will include smart parking location systems and automatic parking.

The fair will also display numerous innovative solutions and parking-related products.

During the three-day fair, influential industry players, experts, and government representatives will attend concurrent forums.

A series of concurrent fairs, including Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology, and the Shanghai Smart Office Technology zone, will once again be held in coordination with Parking China to create business synergies and form a one-stop sourcing platform for smart building technologies.

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The events are also part of Messe Frankfurt’s Building Technologies fair portfolio.