Since China officially launched the export of second-hand cars in 2019, the number of second-hand car exports has increased year by year. Especially since this year, the growth rate has been accelerated significantly, and the second-hand car dealers are also going out from the beginning to find a business, to now the buyers "come to find cars". Overseas customers come to Chinese second-hand cars to accelerate the "go to sea" Wang Chen, who does the second-hand car export business in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, told reporters that with the improved international recognition of China's own car brands, China's exported second-hand cars have gradually been recognized by the market. Recently, more and more customers have come to them to buy their cars.
In 2019, Taizhou, Zhejiang province, became one of the first pilot cities for second-hand car export in China. As one of the first domestic traders engaged in second-hand car export, Wang Chen told reporters that at the beginning, the company's business volume was small, with only three employees. This year, they expanded the company, hiring more than 20 people.
According to the statistics of China Automobile Dealers Association, China exported 2015,000 used cars in 2021; in the first half of this year, its second-hand cars have exceeded 16,000. At the same time, the average unit price of second-hand cars exported to China has also risen sharply, from less than $5,000 in 2019 to nearly $15,000 in 2021. New energy second-hand car exports increased but by shipping "constraint" Reporters learned in the interview, an important factor to promote the export of second-hand cars, is the export of second-hand new energy vehicles. In Taizhou, Zhejiang province, for example, new energy vehicles account for 90 percent of all the used cars exported. However, the battery of new energy vehicles belong to dangerous goods, which makes the export of new energy vehicles in the transportation has encountered no small problems.
In the trading company's office, Shi Xiaowei of the logistics department once again asked the freight forwarder company about the cabin position of the car. In a vacant lot not far from the company, parked more than 40 new energy used cars.
Shi Xiaowei told reporters that the company's used cars, overseas buyers have already paid, waiting in line on the boat. However, because the new energy vehicles for the transportation environment requirements are higher, can not be transported through the container like oil vehicles; and at present, some car transport ship companies refuse to take new energy used cars, to their export transport has brought great problems.
At present, China's used cars are mainly exported to some developing countries in eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and other regions. Exporters told reporters that they would pay more to road transport. Ministry of Commerce: Second-hand car export quality standards will be implemented Second-hand car export, in addition to the problem of long-distance transportation, should also face the different conditions of car driving habits, quality standards and other aspects of the world, how to solve these problems?
The reporter test drive a used car, the central control of the display screen has both Chinese and English to choose from. Such used cars are more popular with overseas customers than used cars with only one Chinese option. In addition to the language, due to the difference in the voltage and the power supply socket at home and abroad, at present, China's new energy second-hand car after the export, also need to carry out the voltage conversion when charging.
Shi Lei, the sales manager of used cars, told reporters that different countries have their own requirements for car imports, so they will also make corresponding adjustments when used cars are exported. Experts told reporters that, in view of the differences at home and abroad, the export of second-hand cars should develop in coordination with the export of new cars, and at the same time, it is very important to build a perfect after-sales service guarantee.
At present, China's second-hand car export is still in the initial stage of exploration. In order to standardize the export order of second-hand cars and ensure the quality of export products, the export testing standards are unified. Recently, the Ministry of Commerce announced that the "Export Quality Requirements for Second-hand Passenger Vehicles" and "Second-hand Commercial Vehicles and trailers" have been reviewed by the Ministry of Commerce, and the standard will be formally implemented on December 1,2022.