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  • Foxconn and FCA are holding discussions to form a joint venture for EV development
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles (EV) and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) busin...
  • Eaton
    Eaton will help manufacturers in Taiwan to cope with the compulsory use of renewable energy as dictated by law, according to the company's Taiwan country manager Howard Kung.
  • China saw new energy car sales drop in 2019
    China-based makers produced 1.242 million new energy vehicles and sold 1.206 million units in 2019, decreasing 2.3% and 4.0% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • There are still challenges for the development of high-nickel batteries in China
    Many China-based electric vehicle (EV) battery makers believe their development of high-nickel 811 NCM, nickel (N)-cobalt (C)-manganese (M) in the content ratio of 8 for N, 1 for C and 1 for M, ternary batteries will mature in 2020, but it remains technologically difficult for them to shift from production...
  • Taiwan finalizes 2020 feed-in tariff for renewable energy
    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced final feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy for 2020, with reductions from 2019 for offshore wind power generation by 7.61-7.71% and PV power generation by 1.47-4.18%.
  • Taiwan sees increasing renewable energy generation
    Taiwan recorded total renewable energy generation of 13.006GWh during January-October 2019, increasing 22.4% on year and taking up 5.6% of total electricity output, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • URE CEO Pan Wen-whe
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has introduced electric scooters powered by hydrogen fuel cells, according to company CEO Pan Wen-whe.
  • Taiwan and Japan makers in R&D of LNP batteries
    Several Taiwan- and Japan-based battery or battery cathode material makers are engaged in R&D of lithium nickel phosphate (LNP) batteries through replacing iron of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries with nickel to hike energy density, according to industry sources.
  • China new energy car production and sales went down on year in November
    China-based makers produced a total of 110,000 new energy vehicles and sold 95,000 units in November 2019, decreasing 36.9% and 43.7% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Demand for EV batteries is growing
    Taiwan-based makers of battery materials including cathode and anode materials, electrolytes and separation membranes, are likely to benefit from increasing demand for electric vehicle (EV)-use battery packs, according to industry sources.
  • Ibase Gaming chairman Ben Liao (center)
    Taiwan-based IPC maker Ibase Gaming has announced it will partner with US-based Powin Energy and Japan-based Murata Manufacturing to develop energy storage solutions.
  • Taiwan's manufacturing sector has seen three consecutive quarters of on-year declines in production
    Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • China-based makers produced 95,000 new energy vehicles and sold 75,000 units in October 2019
    China-based makers produced 95,000 new energy vehicles and sold 75,000 units in October 2019, decreasing 35.4% and 45.6% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Sumitomo will invest JPY450 million for a 6.7% stake in RAC Electric Vehicles
    Japan-based trading firm Sumitomo will invest JPY450 million (US$4.12 million) for a 6.7% stake in Taiwan-based electric bus maker RAC Electric Vehicles via private placement of new shares, according to RAC.
  • Darfon has become the largest vendor of high-end electric bicycles in Japan
    Keyboard and passive component maker Darfon Electronics has become the largest vendor of high-end electric bicycles in Japan with a market share of 20% for models priced at above JPY200,000 (US$1,852), according to company chairman Andy Su.
  • New PV installations totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019
    New PV installation capacity totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019, the lowest level for the 9-month period since 2016, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
  • Xing battery packs are stacked and configured into different sizes and shapes
    Xing Mobility, a Taiwanese supplier of immersion-cooled modular lithium-ion battery packs and integrated electric propulsion solutions, has fomed a strategic partnership with Netherlands-based EST-Floattech, which supplies energy storage systems for electric vehicles and industrial equipment, to tap...
  • Yuen Foong Yu's biogas-based power-generating facility in Taiwan
    A paper company has started using two biogas-based power generators with total installation capacity of 2,400KW at its factory in northern Taiwan - the largest such power-generating facility in Taiwan.
  • Chen Yen-sen, chairman for Taiwan Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Association
    To promote development of its hydrogen energy industry, Taiwan must formulate a full set of regulations with which licenses can be granted to the supply chain, according to Chen Yen-sen, chairman for Taiwan Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Association (THEIDA).
  • Gogoro Viva for GoShare services in Taipei
    Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro has launched GoShare services for sharing e-scooters on a rental basis in Taipei, according to GoShare director Henry Chiang.
  • URE has unveiled an electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has unveiled a 125cc electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells, claimed to be the world's first one of its kind, according to the company.
  • China makers produced 89,000 new energy vehicles in September 2019
    China-based makers produced 89,000 new energy vehicles and sold 80,000 units in September 2019, decreasing 29.9% and 34.2% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Taipower has built a clean energy center in central Taiwan
    State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has built a clean energy center in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, with the center consisting of a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 100MWp, an onshore (land-based) wind farm with installation capacity of 71.2MW, a...
  • The availability of charging stations is crucial to the electric car market
    The establishment of a charging station standard is necessary for a market to see broader adoption of electric cars, according to Jacques Borremans, head of Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) Asia.
  • The proportion of electric ships with LFP batteries in China will rise
    The proportion of electric ships equipped with LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries in China will rise from 0.035% in 2019, 0.55% in 2022 and 18.5% in 2025, according to China-based Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).

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