A Taiwan professor has discovered a new catalyst, single-atom iron ions in a +3 (valence) oxidation state, that can be used to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide at conversion efficiency of over 90% and low power consumption, according to Ministry of Science and Technology...
China renews technical standards for e-bikes
China has announced new technical standards for electric bicycles (e-bikes), including a maximum speed of 25km/hour, a maximum weight of 55kg with a battery pack, maximum power output of 400W for eletric motors, and maximum voltage of 48V for batteries, according to media reports.
China new energy car sales up in June
China-based makers produced 134,000 new energy vehicles and sold 152,000 in June, increasing 56.3% and 80.0% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Electric vehicle (EV) power battery prices have been decreasing in line with fast growing demand for EVs worldwide, and are expected to drop to US$100/kWh in 2022, declining 45.7% from 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
Gogoro to offer e-scooter rental services
Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will launch GoShare, e-scooters offered for sharing on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, in mid-August 2019, according to company CEO Horace Luke.
Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER formulate new battery design
Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Center for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin, have announced they have created a new formula for battery composition that makes batteries more powerful by packing 2.5 times the battery life than anything...
About 70% of retired lead-acid batteries have been illegally recycled by smelters in China, resulting in pollution, according to China-based media reports.
Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has disclosed it has obtained a conditional order for 47 8MW offshore wind turbines from a project in Taiwan.
Teco moves production from China for exports to US
Teco Electric & Machinery, to cope with possible impacts from the US-China trade disputes, has moved production form China for US-bound products, according to company chairwoman Sophia Chiu.
China new-energy car sales up slightly in May, says CAAM
A total of 104,000 new new-energy cars were sold in China in May 2019, increasing 1.8% on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
China Tower has established a wholly-owned subsidiary with registered capital of CNY5.0 billion (US$725 million) to recycle retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries for use in energy storage systems, according to media reports.
CATL expected to expand battery production capacity to 136.6GWh in 2022, says Digitimes Research
China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has been expanding production capacities for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage systems at its own factories and joint-venture ones as well, with its overall annual capacity expected to reach 136.6GWh in 2022.
Suppliers of energy storage systems in the US market are seeking battery supplies outside China to avoid the 25% tariff hike that started in June 2019, according to industry sources.
ProLogium Technology is setting up a solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) factory with annual production capacity of 1-2GWh in northern Taiwan, with the factory to start trial production in June-July 2020 and volume production at the end of the year, representing the company's ambition of playing...
WPD obtains loan for Taiwan offshore wind farm
Germany-based WPD has obtained a NT$74.2 billion (US$2.36 billion) loan for developing an offshore wind farm 8km off Taiwan's central county of Yunlin, according to wpd Taiwan Energy.
Changs Ascending Enterprise (CAE) has obtained certification from US-based Eaton for LFPO (lithium ferrous phosphorous oxide) battery modules used in UPS, and aims to become a supplier for all of the other three globally top-4 UPS vendors, US-based Vertiv, France-based Schneider Electric and Germany-based...
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed an agreement to license to All Cosmos Bio-Tech, a Malaysia-based composite fertilizer maker established by Taiwanese investors, its technology of depolymerizing lignocellulose into carbohydrates.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract with Taiwan-based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering for the latter to install wind turbines at two offshore wind farms to be developed by the former, according to CIP Taiwan.
Giant expects to ship 600,000 electric bikes in 2019
Giant Manufacturing expects to ship 600,000 electric bicycles in 2019, growing nearly 20% on year, according to the company.
Formosa 1 offshore wind farm with installation capacity of 128MW will be completed by year-end 2019, becoming the first of its kind in Asia, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
China makers to set up EV battery plants abroad
China-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) and Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy will set up overseas plants making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to industry sources.
Denmark-based Orsted has finalized plans to invest NT$165 billion (US$5.35 billion) to develop two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 90MW to the west of Changhua County, central Taiwan, with construction to begin in May 2019 and completion in 2021, according to Orsted Taiwan.
During the Industrial Age, the US was the world's leader in the automotive industry, but that is no longer the case now. In 2018, 370,000 units of electric cars were sold in the US, but the sales in China were as high as 1.255 million units.
Chemical energy storage systems newly established around China in 2018 totaled 0.61GW in power, growing 316% on year, according to China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS).
China has adopted regulations on reusing retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries in energy storage systems, according to industry sources.
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments slipped 39.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, while compared to the same quarter a year...
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 5.6%.
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...