BEIJING, 29th August, 2023 (WAM) -- Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Finland's Ambassador to China, stated that China and Finland are collaborating on several projects that tell good stories about the innovation and development that China has achieved, and their joint efforts in reducing carbon emissions, marking their commitment to leveraging partnerships to drive sustainable growth.
In a statement to China's People's Daily Online, the Finnish Ambassador said, "In Finland, we have very well-developed sustainable batteries. We have clean, affordable, reliable electricity and battery minerals."
In 2022, 18 percent of new automobiles registered in Finland were fully electric, and the number is rising. This trend suggests a lucrative market for Chinese NEV manufacturers.
"When it comes to energy efficiency and emissions, I think we have done a lot," she explained, adding that there is still much to be done and improved.
Another key collaboration between the two countries is the Guangzhou Nansha "Multiple in One" Micro Grid Demonstration project, which leverages bedrock energy storage and a solar heating system, championing clean energy production and seasonal thermal energy storage.
"China is, of course, a major global player nowadays when it comes to new energy vehicles," the ambassador told the Chinese daily.
The new energy vehicle (NEV) domain presents a promising avenue for China-Finnish collaboration, especially with China's product quality and technology being improved by leaps and bounds.