Taiwan redoubles efforts to develop fully electric bus market by 2030

The Ministry of Transportation said city, countryside and highway buses should all be electric in just over a decade

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/10/08
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Electric buses in Tainan. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will invest NT$30 billion (US$974 million) by 2030 in an effort to push through the electrification of all buses, the Ministry of Transportation said Tuesday (Oct. 8).

The intention was to have only electric buses running on all city, countryside and highway routes, CNA reported. The investment would be concentrated on technological innovation and the promotion of manufacturing the electric buses, said Transportation Vice Minister Huang Yu-lin (黃玉霖).

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