Taiwan could crack automotive market with electronic strength

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/01
By: Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 1 (CNA) With its well-established supply chain and strength in electronics,

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Taiwan might be able to crack the global automotive market in several years rather than decades as some industry analysts have predicted, thanks to the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), according to EE Times, a U.S.-based online electronics industry magazine.

Taiwan’s Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) was upbeat when EE Times cited him in its article, titled “Go to Taiwan for EVs? Well, Tesla Did,” published Thursday, as saying: “With electronics at its heart, EVs should play to our strength.”

Paul Chou (周宗保), secretary-general of the Taiwan Telematics Industry Association, was quoted as predicting that in the days of combustion engines, it might have taken 50 years to build an automotive industry. “But with EV, we think we can pull it off in less than five years, here in Taiwan.”    [FULL  STORY]

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