EV Strategies

As greenhouse effects become a more serious concern, the people and wild life in many countries are facing challenges caused by climate irregularities, extreme temperatures, droughts and floods. To address this, governments in the world are struggling to the control and reduce CO2 emission that causes greenhouse effects.

In recent years, the Taiwanese government has launched a program dubbed “Four emerging intellectual industries” (cloud computing, intelligent electric vehicles, smart green buildings and industrialization of invention patents) that lists electric vehicles as one of the major projects. The geological environment of Taiwan (377 kilometers long, 142 kilometers wide and major cities are close to each other), extensive and convenient electric power grids as well as relatively easy construction of recharging services all contribute to the promotion of electric vehicles. With full support from the government and industry players, the way Taiwanese people choose personal vehicles could be changed; and the change would therefore boost the rapid development of electric vehicles (see Fig. 1).

Figure 1: Key factors for popularization of electric vehicles

In view of such a newly developing industry for electric cars, Yue Loong Group has
actively invested resources for development, and delegated such a major project
to HAITEC. Under their joint efforts, HAITEC colleagues have gradually completed
the development of electric cars. The representation of LUXGEN EV+ (Fig. 3)
has demonstrated that HAITEC has successfully overcome the threshold of four
key technological factors for satisfactory commercialization of electric cars
(including battery power, recharging speed, durability and reliability of electric
module, and the power and efficiency produced by electric module shall be equal
to or even superior to existing engine technology). The car model for the mass
production of electric cars to be introduced in the near future must have upgraded
performance and exterior design to meet the requirements of energy saving and
environmental protection, and to exhibit other operational performance traits not
inferior to those of Mercedes Benz and BMW.

Road driving demonstrations

In July 2010, the LUXGEN EV+ (MPV, SUV and CEO variants) developed by HAITEC
passed stringent safety, emission, noise, energy consumption, anti-theft measure
and actual crash tests to become Taiwan’s first electric cars to obtain government
certification and license (Fig. 3); and the vehicles were later invited to participate in
the “Pilot Operating Project of Smart Electric Vehicles” organized by Taiwan’s
Industrial Development Bureau of MoEA. In the project, 3000 electric vehicles are
allocated in 10 areas in New Taipei City, Kaohsiung City and Phase 0 of International
Flora Exposition taking place in Taipei City (Fig. 4); and the vehicles appeared
in several eco-awareness activities as well. Future models will receive premium
-class upgrades on both exterior and performance while they are expected to
have positive impacts on environment protection.

Figure 2: First electric vehicle developed by HAITEC

Figure 3: Ceremony of HAITEC receiving government certification and license

Figure 4: EV+ Road driving demonstrations