By: Tien Yu-pin and Lilian Wu
Taipei, March 18 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday during a visit to the Yulon Group as part of her industry fact-finding tour of Taiwan that low carbon emissions is the current trend.
Tsai, who was making the visit to find out more about smart electric vehicles, noted that the Yulon Group has invested heavily in electric cars, saying that it is a long-term investment in a challenging industry that might not see sufficient market scale at this stage.
“The frontrunner cannot avoid feeling lonely, but Taiwan has no other choice,” Tsai said, adding that “we have to push for an economic model that is low carbon and conserves energy, to build a society that can have sustainable development.”
“Taiwan must have its own auto industry,” Tsai said, adding that with it, Taiwan can develop related sectors such as energy management and the Internet of Things. [FULL STORY]