Insights on Taiwan's EV transition
The government has strong ambitions and local industry players see significant business opportunities by being part of the global electric vehicle supply chain. However, Taiwan’s energy transition will depend on the right regulatory environment and incentives being put in place. This was one of the conclusions from the ECCT’s 2021 International Electric Vehicle Forum. Read the full event report here.
Arranged by the ECCT’s Mobility committee in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), and the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the full day forum held in a hybrid format, brought together policy makers and industry experts from Taiwan, Europe, and Asia. The forum began with opening remarks by guests of honour Lin Chuan-neng, Vice Minister, MOEA (林全能 經濟部常務次長); Thomas Juergensen, Head of Trade Section, EETO; Tsai Hung-teh, Deputy Minister, EPA (蔡鴻德 環保署副署長), and Chen Yen-po, Political Deputy Minister, MOTC (陳彥伯 交通部政務次長) and ECCT Chairman Henry H Chang. This was followed by presentations by officials and experts in three sessions on the topics: 1) Charging standards and facilities, 2) Charging infrastructure & power management, 3) EV ecosystems and supply chains.
During the forum, speakers and panellists discussed relevant initiatives currently undertaken and challenges faced in Taiwan, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding among major stakeholders in Taiwan of crucial elements that should be considered during the process of forming EV development policies.
In addition to presentations by industry experts, Lee Chun-li, Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Energy (BOE, 李君禮 經濟部能源局副局長) and Hsieh Han-chang, Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI, 謝翰璋 經濟部標準檢驗局副局長), under the MOEA took part in the morning panel discussion session.