China Society of Automotive Engineers (China SAE), a national academic organization, was founded in 1963. Having the qualifications of a legal corporation, it is formed based on the principle of voluntariness by automotive engineers in China. As a member of China Association for Science and Technology, it is a non-profit social organization. As an executive member of the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, China SAE is also one of the sponsors of the Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference (APAC). Over the past five decades, we have become a pillar society to promote the healthy and sustainable development of China's automotive industry, which has earned recognition from the domestic and international automotive industry, the society, the government and the majority of scientific and technical personnel. There are 39 branches under SAE-China, and we maintain an operational directing relationship with all the provincial societies of automotive engineers. At present, China SAE has more than tens of thousands of individual members, and over thousands of corporate members. China SAE is a significant force for the popularization of new ideas, technologies and notions in China's automotive industry and act as a bridge to promote the exchanges between the domestic and international automotive industries.
International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (hereinafter referred to as the “Association”) is initiated by China SAE. The tenets of the Association are collaboration, innovation, and reciprocal sharing. The current initiators of the association are from home and abroad, including: The United Nations Development Programme, Toyota Motor (China), Anglo American, Daimler Greater China Ltd., Honda Motor, Ballard Power Systems, Air Liquide, Shell, China FAW Group Corporation, SAIC Motor Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, and etc.
The Association, functioning as bridge and linkage to integrate the resources across the entire hydrogen fuel cell industry chain, will create an international platform to promote global communication and collaboration encompassing a complete hydrogen fuel cell industry chain. The objective is to collectively manage various challenges facing the fuel cell industry during its commercialization, foster a market environment encouraging fuel cell scalable applications, and promote global fuel cell technology advancement and commercial deployment as well as Association members'collaborative development.