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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

Taiwanese Companies Benefit from EV Booms</h2>

Taiwanese Companies Benefit from EV Booms

Aug 02, 2017

The ongoing electric automobile trend and increasing subsidies have attracted many Taiwanese companies to tap the lucrative market. For instance, TYC, a globally recognized vehicle lighting provider headquartered in Taiwan, has benefited from sharp growth of market demand for Gogoro, a Taiwanese brand of electric scooters, coupled with the government’s financial support. Due to forecast bri...

Taiwanese Companies Gear Up to Explore E-Scooter Market</h2>

Taiwanese Companies Gear Up to Explore E-Scooter Market

Aug 01, 2017

Mainly on the trend for environmental protection, along with the upgraded subsidies and the government’s promotion to replace the two-stroke scooters, overall sales of electric motorcycles in Taiwan are estimated to witness a promising growth in the near future. Following Gogoro’s e-scooters that are targeted at local young people, China Motor’s e-moving Post aimed at the business segments has...

China Motor Eyes Market Potential of Logistics Using EVs</h2>

China Motor Eyes Market Potential of Logistics Using EVs

Jul 26, 2017

With energy saving and carbon reduction increasingly a concern among industries, China Motor, eyes great market potential of the logistics and transport industries, and has launched its e-moving Post, the first heavy commercial electric motorcycle in Taiwan. Compared to Gogoro’s model that is targeted at young people, China Motor’s e-moving Post aims at the business segments. Built with a batt...

TECO's E-Trike Hits Southeast Asia Market</h2>

TECO's E-Trike Hits Southeast Asia Market

Jul 24, 2017

Aiming to tap the Southeast Asian market, the Taiwan-based TECO Electric & Machinery Co. eyes the electric tricycle segment in the Philippines, and plans to export 3,000 TECO’S E-Trike there this year. TECO, with the E-Trike’s production capacity reaching 50,000, is likely to see a rosy future, as its efforts on exploring the Southeast Asian market appears to be paying off. TECO started to...

MOEA to Increase Subsidy on Electric Bike Purchase</h2>

MOEA to Increase Subsidy on Electric Bike Purchase

Jul 20, 2017

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is offering subsidy for the purchase of electric motorcycles with the credits of NT$ 7,200 (US$238) for electric light motor scooters (below 50 cc), NT$ 10,000 (US$331) for electric regular motorcycle and heavy motorcycles and NT$ 2,000 (US$66) for the use of domestically produced batteries. Official sources said that the government’s early subsidy...

Kung Long has supplied its start-stop batteries to Honda for use in Honda's PTWs sold in Vietnam (photo courtesy of UDN.com).

Kung Long Garners Order for Start-stop Batteries from Honda

Jun 15, 2016

The Taiwan-based Kung Long Batteries Industrial Co., Ltd., a specialized manufacturer of lead-acid batteries and listed in Taiwan bourse, has garnered the first time an order from Honda for start-stop batteries and already begun delivery, confirmed by Kung Long’s general manager J.C. Lee right after the firm’s investor conference held on June 13. The order will certainly pump considerable grow...

CMC's e-moving e-scooter line-up again put the vendor in No. 1 in 2015 e-scooter sales in Taiwan. (photo from UDN)

CMC's "e-moving" E-scooter Again Top Seller for 6th Consecutive Year in 2015

Feb 19, 2016

While crude oil prices have plummeted to 13-year lows of around US$30 a barrel as of Feb. 1, 2016, according to global news media, sales of electric scooter (e-scooters) in Taiwan continue to increase steadily year by year, with a few major vendors commanding the lion's share of the market. China Motor Corp. (CMC), the local assembler of Mitsubishi- and CMC-brand passenger cars and trucks as ...

Michael Lin (left), Taiwanese research assistant at MIT Media Labs and core proponent of the PEV project. (photo from UDN)

III of Taiwan and MIT of USA Introduce Autonomous PEV at TAF Innovation Center

Jan 14, 2016

A new type of urban commuting or transportation vehicle was publicized recently in Taiwan by the island's Institute for Information Industry (III) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the U.S. The new vehicle, dubbed Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV), takes the form of an electric tricycle with a roof that protects a rider in foul weather, and will undergo trials for about one ye...

Increasingly more e-scooters are leased to tourists on Taiwan's offshore islets. (photo from UDN)

Taiwan's Cabinet Announces Initial Success in Promoting E-scooter Adoption

Jan 08, 2016

Taiwan's executive ministry or Cabinet recently announced that its subsidy program to promote electric-scooter (e-scooter) adoption on the island has achieved some initial success. To help grow the development of the local e-scooter industry as well as promote the sales of such eco-friendly, short-distance commuting vehicles in Taiwan, the Cabinet set up a policy in 2009 aimed at replacing 50c...

Starting late November 2015 more Gogoro GoStation battery-swapping stations will be seen at 7-Eleven stores in Taiwan. (photo from Gogoro)

Gogoro and 7-Eleven Tie Up to Offer E-scooter Battery-swapping to Enhance Convenience

Dec 07, 2015

Obviously Gogoro Inc., an upstart with ambitions to develop and sell the Gogoro Smartscooter electric-scooters as well as aim to transform energy distribution and management in megacities, is serious about its plan to popularize its line of stylish e-scooters in Taiwan, in the wake of cutting prices of its erstwhile upscale-priced scooters, having recently announced it has tied up with President ...