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Taiwan aims to install 6,500 EV charging piles in 2025

Annabelle Shu, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES 0

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The Taiwan government, to promote electric vehicles (EVs), aims to install 6,500 EV power charging piles around the country in 2025, according to Wang Kwo-tsai, minister of Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).

MOTC will have charging piles established at public parking facilities and offer subsidies to encourage the private sector to set up charging stations or install charging piles at public facilities or space, Wang said at an EU-Taiwan Electric Vehicle Conference in Taipei on June 21.

MOTC aims to have EVs take up 30% of new cars to be sold in Taiwan in 2030, 60% in 2035 and 100% in 2040, Wang noted. For electric motorcycles, the ratios are 35% in 2030, 70% in 2035 and 100% in 2040, Wang added.

Electric buses take up 8.22% of all public buses in operation in Taiwan currently, and the proportion is aimed to reach 100% in 2030, Wang indicated.

Under the Fit for 55 Package announced in 2021, the EU aims to reduce total carbon emission from new automobiles by 55% in 2030 from the 1990 level and by 100% in 2035, according to Eric-Mark Huitema, director for European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) at the conference.

EVs account for 40% of new cars sold in EU currently, compared to 22.5% in 2020, and carbon emissions from new cars sold in EU has decreased 22.4% since 2010, Huitema said.

There are about 310,000 EV power charging piles in EU countries currently, 29.4% of which are in the Netherlands, 19.4% in Germany, 12.1% in France and 8.2% in Sweden, Huitema noted. However, there will be a need for six million EV power charging piles in the EV market in 2030, Huitema indicated.

In a keynote speech at the conference, Freddie Hoglund, CEO for European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, indicated that the EU wants to cooperate with MOTC to help construct charging infrastructure in Taiwan by providing charging modules and technologies. For the purpose, MOTC is urged to coordinate all parties concerned to build a comprehensive charging ecosystem in Taiwan and make local power charging specifications comply with international standards, Hoglund indicated.

According to IHS Markit, there will be 20.9 million EVs sold globally in 2022 and the volume in 2027 is forecast at 51 million, exceeding ICE cars.

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