The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of electric scooters can be had for similar money after government subsidies are factored in....More
The primary objective of the scheme is to help the domestic industry recover market share from inexpensive imports, notably by slashing tariffs on parts and materials imported for vehicle assembly....More
Without homegrown automakers that compete on a world stage, how can a nation barely larger than Rhode Island become a world leader in a sector that is struggling to gain a foothold in other mature vehicle markets, such as the U.S.?...More
The EV Taiwan show is being held this week in Taipei, along with three other automotive conferences. Taiwan has 150 companies dedicated to the EV sector manufacturing components such as electric motors, batteries and controls.
With the market perched precariously on the downside, the Victoria Automotive Chamber of Commerce is demanding to know if the federal government is going to lower import restrictions on used vehicles....More
The country’s special consumption tax can be punishing. For passenger vehicles with engine capacity up to 1.6L the tax is 45%, for those with engines between 1.6L and 2.0L it is 90% and for those exceeding 2.0L it is 145%....More
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