A cross-Taiwan Strait conference on electric cars wants to bring the Mainland and Taiwan into closer cooperation in the research and development of environmentally friendly electric vehicles.
The cross-strait electric car conference, which is being held in Taipei, brings together leading automobile makers and vehicle designers from the two sides for an exchange of opinions and the showcasing of their respective R&D achievements.
The conference is one of the programs under the "Bridge-Building Project" devised by the MOEA’s Department of Industrial Technology to bolster industrial exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan News reports there are plans to build ten special zones for electric car development around Taiwan over the next three years, in the hope that by 2015, Taiwan will produce 45,000 electric cars, 15,000 for export. Meanwhile, on the Mainland the economic authorities are pushing for a "1,000 electric cars in 10 cities" project, hoping to further power the development of clean, energy-saving vehicles.