Alternative energy
  • Pegatron chairman Tung Tzu-hsien
    Pegatron has entered the supply chain for Tesla, according to company chairman Tung Tzu-hsien.
  • EV sales in China rose in August
    China-based makers produced 106,000 new energy vehicles and sold 109,000 units in August 2020, increasing 17.7% and 25.8% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Tesla sees impressive sales in China, but demand for inexpensive EVs is growing
    China-based SGMW sold 9,200 Hongguan Mini EV, a compact electric vehicle, in the Chinese market in August, the second largest EV sales volume next only to 12,000 Tesla Model 3, according to China-based media reports.
  • The battery maker sees orders from Europe improve
    Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), a maker of cathode materials of LFP and ternary batteries, has obtained orders with shipments scheduled until year-end 2020, according to company chairman and president Chang Sheng-shih.
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    Electronic chemical material distributor Wah Lee Industrial has disclosed it has signed with Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology for suppling materials for the latter to make blades of offshore wind turbines.
  • Foxconn is also eyeing factory-use vehicles
    Foxconn Technology Group has taken a step forward shaping its EV empire as its plan of forming a joint venture with Hua-chuang Automobile Information Technical Center (HCAITC) gained momentum earlier this week.
  • Demand from EV vendors is growing
    China-based lithium battery makers have seen fast increasing domestic demand due to the Chinese government promoting battery swap for electric vehicles (EVs) and construction of 5G infrastructures stimulating demand for backup batteries, according to industry sources.
  • Aeon Motor CEO Tony Lin (right) and Taiwan Mobile president Jamie Lin
    Taiwan-based motorcycle maker Aeon Motor is developing the Ai-2 Gather, a tricycle electric scooter mainly for business use, and plans to launch it in 2021, according to company CEO Tony Lin.
  • China battery makers eye opportunities from e-bike business
    China-based first-tier battery makers, including Contemporary Amperex Technology, Tianneng Batery and Shenzhen Topband, are setting up additional production lines for LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries used in electric bicycles (e-bikes), according to industry sources.
  • Teco is developing EV motors
    Teco Electric & Machinery is developing EV-use power modules consisting of torque motors and drives targeting the electric bus segment, according to company acting president George Lien.
  • Shinfox
    Renewable energy EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertaker Shinfox Energy plans to be listed on the Emerging Stock Market by the end of 2020 and move to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) in third-quarter 2021, according to company president Wilson Hu.
  • A Canoo-developed EV
    US electric vehicle (EV) startup Canoo has attracted investments from two Taiwanese companies - touch module maker TPK Holding and passive component maker Yageo.
  • A PV power-generating station and trees coexist in a green energy park
    Plastic material maker Chimei has worked with AU Optronics (AUO) to convert an idle factory in southern Taiwan into a green energy park featuring coexistence between a 15MWp PV power station and more than 22,000 original trees, according to Chimei.
  • EV sales and production picked up in China in July
    China-based makers produced 100,000 new energy vehicles and sold 98,000 units in July 2020, increasing 15.6% and 19.3% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Darfon
    Keyboard, passive component and energy solution provider Darfon Electronics will invest up to NT$410 million (US$13.9 million) for an up to 62.9% stake in TD HiTech Energy, a maker of lithium ion battery packs for electric bicycles.
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    Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), a maker of cathode materials of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.7 million (US$770,780) for July, rising 1,276.39% sequentially but falling 56.26% on year.
  • Teco kicks off onshore construction supporting offshore wind farm development
    Teco Electric and Machinery has recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of onshore electric facilities that will be used to support the two offshore wind farms in central Taiwan.
  • JV carmakers has weak sales in China
    New energy cars launched by joint ventures between Chinese vendors and their European, Japanese, South Korean or US partners for the China market saw weak sales in first-half 2020, according to industry sources.
  • EV sales dropped in China
    China-based makers produced 102,000 new energy vehicles and sold 104,000 units in June 2020, decreasing 25.0% and 33.1% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • EV sales grew in China in June
    There were 1.67 GWh of LFP batteries installed in 19,000 new energy cars in China in June, soaring 109% sequentially, according to Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
  • Orsted and TSMC have signed a renewable energy purchase contract
    Orsted and TSMC have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) where the foundry house will offtake the full production from the former's 920MW offshore wind farm in central Taiwan.
  • Demand in China is growing, but competition is also intensifying
    Demand for EV (electric vehicle) power charging stations and piles is growing fast in China, but Taiwan-based suppliers can hardly play significant roles there, according to industry sources.
  • EV vendors need strong financial support to stay alive in China
    Many China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendors have been forced out of the market or struggling for survival because of decreased government subsidization and shrinking demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Chinese media reports.
  • NIO had strong sales in 1H20
    China-based NIO sold 3,740 electric vehicles (EV) in June, hiking 179% on year, according to industry sources.
  • Xiaomi is relying more on MediaTek
    In the competitive smartphone maket, product differentiation is one of the crucial factors to attract customers. Handset vendors are now looking to customized chips to achieve such production differentiation, with Xiaomi reportedly working...

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