EU-Taiwan Electric Vehicle Conference
The ECCT was a co-organiser of the 2022 EU-Taiwan Electric Vehicle Conference together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and co-organised by the European Business & Regulatory Cooperation Program (EBRC), the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the Vehicle Safety Certification Center (VSCC). Read the full event report.
The event began with opening remarks by Thomas Jürgensen, Deputy Head of the EETO; Wang Kwo-tsai, Minister of the MOTC; Leu Chang-hwa, Director-General of the IDB and ECCT CEO Freddie Höglund.
This was followed by a keynote speech by Eric-Mark Huitema, Director-General of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and presentations in two further sessions by representatives from government and the private section in the EU and Taiwan.
Michael Tsao (Chin-wei), Section Chief of the MOTC’s Department of Railways & Highways, gave a presentation on Taiwan’s EV policy and latest EV infrastructure developments.
Zlatko Kregar, Policy Officer, Unit B4 Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, Directorate General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), gave a presentation on EU EV policy and developments in infrastructure.
Baerte de Bruy, Vice President, European Association for Electromobility; Chief International Officer, ElaadNL, gave a presentation on strategies to develop EV charging capacity in The Netherlands.
Lin Hua-yu, Director, Metal and Mechanical Industries Division, IDB, MOEA, gave a presentation on the status of the EV industry and policy in Taiwan.
Roger Chen, Director, EnelX Taiwan, gave a presentation on “Innovating energy use with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology”.
In his presentation, Anders Lampinen, Director of E-Truck Solution Management at Scania, spoke about Scania’s electrification.
In his presentation, Eric Huang, Technical Development Advisor of the MIH Consortium, gave an introduction to MIH.
In his presentation, Li Lino, Vice President of Inventec Automotive Electronics outlined Inventec’s vision for automotive electronics.
Each of the second and third sessions was concluded with a panel discussion.
The second session’s panel discussion was moderated by Charles Lin (Chih-kuo), Director-General of the MOTC’s Institute of Transportation. Participants included speakers from the session as well as co-chairs of the ECCT’s Mobility committee, Oliver Britz and Rahil Ansari.
The third and final session’s panel discussion was moderated by Dr Chang Pei-zen, EVP of ITRI. Panellists included speakers from the session as well as Mohit Tyagi, Technical Affairs Director from ACEA.