Feb 06, 2017 Culture Comments Off on Electric scooter industry growing
Last year, 20,000 electric scooters were sold in Taiwan. That set a new record and was nearly double the figure from the year before. To date, some 60,000 electric scooters have been sold in Taiwan.
There are currently about 1.65 million two-stroke scooters on the roads in Taiwan. The Environmental Protection Administration is looking to replace them within three years. If riders continue to replace them at last year's rate, Taiwan may see over 40,000 electric scooters sold this year.
Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung spoke on Monday about plans to develop the market.
"More facilities, such as battery recharging and swapping stations, will attract more people to use electric scooters," said Lee. "We are also going to improve their functions; local and central government subsidies will help this industry to grow.
Lee said the goal is to build a recharging station every kilometer. He also said that electric scooters are currently tax-free for the first five years, a policy which may be extended.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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