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Qiyu Liu

  • China Program

Qiyu Liu is an associate with RMI’s China Transportation Program since February 2020. He is now working on freight efficiency project and researching the utilization of electric logistics vehicles in Shenzhen.


Before joining RMI, Qiyu worked for multiple companies/organizations as intern or full-time employee, including Veolia China, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, Wood Mackenzie, and Meritco Services. His experience includes pollution tracking, air quality monitoring with GIS, conducting research on battery and solar market in Asia, and modeling user portraits with big data.


MS, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University


Beijing, China

Authored Works

The United States Needs More Fast Chargers: China Can Show How

The United States will need much more public direct current fast-charging (DCFC) to keep up with the coming wave of electric vehicles (EVs). These public DCFCs are vital for EV drivers’ peace-of-mind, enable long-distance trips, and empower consumers without access to home-charging to buy an EV. The problem is that…


How China Can Achieve Carbon-Neutral Transport by 2060

Since 2015, China has been actively implementing its commitment to peak carbon emissions by 2030 in line with its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement. And the recently announced 2060 carbon neutrality goal has set higher requirements for different sectors in terms of carbon reduction approaches. RMI estimates that…


China’s Timely Charging Infrastructure Plan

Already the country with the most electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the world—over 1.2 million in 2019—China is soon looking to add around 600,000 more, thanks to an infrastructure stimulus package announced by the central government in March. The package targets “new infrastructure,” a category that includes information technology,…