To Seize Business Opportunities, Industry, Academia and Research Community Offer Advice on EV Plans 掌握電動車商機 產學研獻策

We have invited Mr. Kuo-rong Chen, vice chairman of Luxgen Motor Co. and president of Yulon Motor Co., Ltd.; Professor Jung-Ho Cheng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University; and President Joe (Lung-Chou) Huang of the Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) to talk about how Taiwan should seize opportunities in the global electronic vehicle market:

本刊特邀裕隆汽車總經理陳國榮、台大機械工程系教授鄭榮和及車輛研究測試中心總經理黃隆洲,暢談台灣應如何掌握全球電動車商機:

To Seize Business Opportunities, Industry, Academia and Research Community Offer Advice on EV Plans 掌握電動車商機 產學研獻策

Mr. Chen: Taiwan’s Auto + IT + ET industry resources have gradually matured, and this represents the greatest opportunity and advantage to develop smart electric vehicles. Yulon Group’s private brand LUXGEN has launched the world’s first smart electric vehicle, combining home-grown technologies such as battery systems, control components, electric motors and power management systems, resulting in significant advantages.

陳國榮:台灣的Auto+IT+ET產業資源已臻成熟,是發展智慧電動車最大的機會與優勢。裕隆集團自主品牌LUXGEN已推出全世界首部智慧電動車,結合台灣的電池、控制元件、電動馬達及電源管理系統等科技形成可觀的優勢。

To Seize Business Opportunities, Industry, Academia and Research Community Offer Advice on EV Plans 掌握電動車商機 產學研獻策

Prof. Cheng: If Taiwan wishes to occupy a key position in the electric vehicle industry, we must be able to produce key components that are not easily replaceable (e.g. battery technology or the IGPD technology which only Japan possesses). Otherwise we should engage in research and development and take a leading role as system integration vendors in order to gain that critical position.

鄭榮和:台灣如想占據電動車產業的關鍵地位,就要能生產無法被取代的關鍵零組件(如電池技術或日本獨占的IGPD技術),否則應該投入研發,主導擔任整合角色的系統商,才能擁有關鍵地位。

To Seize Business Opportunities, Industry, Academia and Research Community Offer Advice on EV Plans 掌握電動車商機 產學研獻策

Mr. Huang: When electric vehicles first appeared on the international market, Taiwanese firms were already involved in supplying components to major international manufacturers and providing customized design services. For example, FUKUTA Elec. & Mach., Gongin Precision Industrial, Chroma ATE, and E-ONE MOLI ENERGY have received recognition from major international manufacturers and become suppliers of key components such as vehicle motors, battery modules and power control modules to electric vehicle vendors like Tesla Motor (US) and BMW Mini-E (Germany). The island of Taiwan has a north-south span of approximately 400 km, with clearly defined inhabitable regions and appropriate distances between cities. It possesses a comprehensive power supply network and a sophisticated transportation system, and enjoys a considerable advantage in becoming a model island for the deployment of electric vehicles.