Seminar on technology trend of automobile industry organised

Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 18:13

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of vehicles equipped with environmentally-friendly technologies. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association (VAMA) held a seminar on trends related to environmentally-friendly technology application in the automobile industry in Ha Noi on October 6.

At the seminar, representatives of VAMA and 13 brands, on display at Vietnam Motor Show 2016 in Ha Noi from October 5 to 9, focused on the importance of introducing and applying environmentally-friendly auto technology, emphasising on the efforts of auto manufacturers towards greener living.

Participants introduced environmentally-friendly technologies currently in use, such as Eco-boost from Ford Vietnam, Canter E-cell Zero CO2 from FUSO, Toyota Hybrid and PHEV from Mitsubishi.

Truong Thanh Hoai, director of the Department of Heavy Industry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said the Vietnamese Government was willing to support the production and introduction of environmentally-friendly vehicles in Viet Nam.

"This orientation has been mentioned in the master plan for the automobile industry's development and in related documents. Green consumption is the trend of the future and we hope that after this seminar and Vietnam Motor Show 2016, a way to take this trend forward in Viet Nam will become clearer to all of us," Hoai said.

In recent years, auto manufacturers have been putting their best effort by undertaking systematic steps to improve and introduce energy-saving and low emission vehicles, which benefit consumers and work towards Viet Nam transportation's sustainable development. The aim is to reduce environmental pollution caused by use of vehicles, which is on the rise in Vietnam, particularly in large cities.

The seminar was an ideal opportunity for manufacturers and authorities to openly exchange ideas on trends connected with environmentally-friendly technology application in the automobile industry. It also provided an opportunity to managers, researchers, students and consumers, as well as media agencies and people interested in technologies to comprehensively understand environmentally-friendly auto technologies applied worldwide.

Attending the seminar were members of VAMA; representatives of the ministries of industry and trade, transport, and science and technology; journalists from auto magazines; researchers, lecturers and students from the auto departments of technology universities, such as Hanoi Technology University, Hanoi Transportation University and Hanoi Industry University; and representatives of auto users' forums and clubs. — VNS

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