In 2040, newly sold automobiles and motorcycles will be electrified, and the Ministry of Communications plans to install 6,500 charging piles at transportation nodes.

(Photo by reporter Zheng Weiqi)

[Reporter Zheng Weiqi/Taipei Report] Last year, the National Development Council announced Taiwan’s 2050 net-zero emission path and strategy. By 2030, urban buses and official vehicles will be fully electrified, and by 2040, new passenger cars and motorcycles will be fully electrified.

At present, people often encounter problems such as insufficient charging facilities and occupied charging parking spaces. The Ministry of Communications stated that it has planned and improved the supporting environment for the use of electric vehicles, and will install charging piles at transportation nodes. It is estimated that 6,000 slow charging piles will be installed by the end of 2050. , Fast charging piles up to 500.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Communications, as of the end of February this year, Taiwan had a total of 36,238 electric passenger cars and 637,599 electric locomotives. As for electric buses, 1,170 electric buses had been put into operation by the end of last year.

The future goal of vehicle electrification is to reach 2,300 electric buses for passenger transport in urban areas by the end of this year. By 2025, the penetration rate of electric buses in urban areas will reach 35%. By 2030, 11,700 urban buses will be fully electrified. Sales accounted for 30%, and electric locomotives accounted for 35%; in 2035, electric passenger cars accounted for 60% of new car sales, and electric locomotives accounted for 70%. 900,000) comprehensive electrification target.

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The Ministry of Communications stated that the electrification of transportation involves strategic measures such as vehicle subsidies, industrial technology development, charging facilities construction, and supporting regulations. The follow-up will be jointly promoted by the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Economy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ministry of the Interior.

In terms of supporting environment for the use of electric vehicles, the Ministry of Communications stated that it will plan for relevant transportation nodes, including national highway service areas, scenic spots, stations, airports, public parking lots, restaurants, etc., to supervise or subsidize the establishment of charging piles by affiliated agencies and local governments. It is estimated that by 2050 By the end of the year, there will be 6,000 slow charging piles and 500 fast charging piles.

In addition, the Ministry of Economic Affairs will install charging guns in gas stations and other areas under its jurisdiction, and promote vehicle manufacturers or importers to set up electric vehicle charging facilities at maintenance locations through the distribution system.