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Taiwan speeds up EV power charging pile installations

Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Asia 0

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The number of electric vehicle (EV) power charging piles installed in public places around Taiwan will increase from 2,099 curently to 7,167 in 2025, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

The estimation is based on the target 15:1 ratio between the numbers of EVs and charging piles, MOEA said, adding charging piles will be installed along highways, airports, railway stations, gas stations, convenience stores and commercial facilities.

Taiwan aims to attain net zero carbon emission in 2050, and use of EVs is an important part of its efforts to achieve the goal, with charging infrastructure necessary for boosting use of EVs.

Many countries are enhancing their EV charging infrastructure. US president Joe Biden has signed a budget of US$900 million for setting up EV charging stations around 35 states; the UK plans to set up charging piles at new buildings, supermarkets and work places beginning 2022; Germany aims to reach a network of EV charging stations with an average distance equivalent to 10 car-running minutes between two stations in 2023; and Japan aims to deploy 150,000 charging stations and 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations in 2030.

Taiwan aims to have electric buses take up 35% of all intra-city public buses in 2025 and hike the proportion to 100% in 2030. The proportion of all new cars sold in Taiwan for EV models is aimed at 30% in 2030, 60% in 2035 and 100% in 2040.

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