Promotion strategy of electric scooters in Taiwan

Bing Ming Lin, Shiow Huey Suen, Jason Shian Ching Jang

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Abstract

Owing to the GHG emission and fossil fuel consumption made by the vast amount of motorcycles, Taiwan Government raised the strategy to promote a hundred thousand electric scooters on road in four years. Electric scooter nowadays becomes much acceptable and marketable than ever by adopting detachable lithium-ion battery pack which makes the vehicle lighter to handle, and not necessarily rely on charging infrastructure. However, due to the safety issue of lithium-ion battery, the IDB (Industrial Development Bureau) of MOEA in Taiwan draws up a subsidization program that the detachable lithium-ion battery pack is mandatory required and need to pass safety test of TES-0B-01-01 (Lithium-ion battery pack test method of Taiwan Electric Scooter, based on BATSO-01) which includes electrical, mechanical and environmental tests. In parallel, the performance shall also meet target value set for different categories of vehicle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Electric Vehicle Journal
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Electric scooter
  • Lithium battery
  • Promotion
  • Safety
  • Subsidy
  • Vehicle performance

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