The progress of the project up to December 31 2011 is shown in the table below.
The “Monthly Statistics of Transportation and Communications Republic of China” published by Ministry of Transportation and Communications shows that up to the end of Nov, 2011, there are up to 2,036,119 motorized vehicles registered in Tainan City. On top of that, the merging of Tainan City and County on Oct 25, 2010 resulted in a more extensive transportation network throughout the entire Tainan City. The number of cars coming in and going out is considerable, and so is the air pollution that comes with them.
The Environmental Protection Bureau of Tainan City is in charge to carry out the control policies handed down by the Environmental Protection Administration, and develops a series of plans including integrated maintenance and inspection for diesel-fueled vehicles, establishment of battery charging stations for electric motorcycles, retirement of 2-stroke motorcycles, and subsidies and sweepstakes for promotion of electric motorcycles. The Bureau hopes to improve the citizen’s idea about the pollution coming from the car exhausts through the promotion of this project, allowing disqualified diesel vehicles to report for maintenance and inspection for better air quality. For low-pollution vehicles, the Bureau would like to encourage the retirement of old, 2-stroke motorcycles and replacement with electric motorcycles, while safe and convenient battery charging station network is provided. Also, promotional posters and news release are made to for promotion of pollution improvement policies and give our good citizens a clean Tainan.
I. Project Schedule
The project started from July 5 2011 to December 31, 2011, in total 6 months.
1. A discussion meeting for integration of maintenance/inspection was held on Nov 16 2011, and professor Gin-Hsiung Huang was invited to give a lecture on Diesel Engine Air Pollution Prevention, Environmental technician He-Chung Chang from EPA was also present to discuss future policy on maintenance/inspection integration, and brought the discussion result back to EPA for future policy setting direction.
2. 86 diesel-fueled vehicle maintenance operators in the jurisdiction were surveyed to examine whether operations were legal and qualified, and 25 of which were qualified (including general maintenance services, original manufacturer plants, and pump tuning service providers).
3. 105 out of the 152 existing electric motorcycle charging stations in Tainan that are open for the public were selected for the installation of charging station signs, and the achievement rate was 100%.
4. A presentation on electric motorcycle charging station subsidy was held on Dec 21 2011. Representatives from the Development Office of Electric Motorcycle Industry from Bureau of Industries, MoEA were present to accept applications for subsidy of TES electric motorcycle energy supplement devices, and to answer to any questions.
5. 200 posters on diesel-fueled vehicle promotion and 500 posters on promoting the replacement of the outdated 2-stroke motorcycles with new electric motorcycles with promotional sweepstakes were produced for distribution to the public. These posters were distributed to the public for an achievement rate of 100%.
6. The year-end drawing of the sweepstakes on the replacement of 2-stroke motorcycle with new electric motorcycles was held on Dec 20 2011, and Huang-Chen Chang, Chief of the Environmental Protection Bureau from Tainan was invited to draw the grand prize of two new electric motorcycles from all the entries. The remaining prizes were also drawn under the notarizations of lawyer Sheu-Ling Tsai by the Environmental Protection Bureau officials from the city of Tainan.
7. 6 newsletters on the unified maintenance/inspection, sweepstake drawing, and charging stations of electric motorcycles were released and published on newspapers for an achievement rate of 100%.
8. 4 electric motorcycle charging stations were set up in Anping area, including the Eternal Golden Castle, Jhahamu Indigenous Park, Zeelandia Castle, and Jhungsi Anping District Cleaning Team. These stations were tested and accepted on Dec 15 2011.
9. 50 local motorcycle stores under Dahongyeh Co., Ltd.; a Yamaha distributor, were set up with electric motorcycle charging stations, and were supplied with a. samples of applications and b. simplified flowcharts of applications on Energy Facility Setup Subsidy by the Bureau of Industries, MoEA. The Yamaha distributor will summarize all the documentation gathered from all the local stores, and file subsidy from Bureau of Industries, MoEA.
1. Subsidize replacement of outdated diesel-fuel vehicles.
Provide incentives to promote the willingness of replacement of older, outdated diesel-fuel vehicles with new ones.
2. Promote the policy of integrated maintenance and inspection.
Promote alliance between individual maintenance service providers to generate capacity of complete vehicle maintenance.
Generate full maintenance records, and research ways to provide incentives.
3. Ways of promoting the charging stations for electric motorcycles:
Centralize implementation of charging stations, and provide subsidy.