The project was implemented from February 5, 2020 to December 20, 2020. The project was evaluated the inspected procedures of the motor-exhaust inspecting stations. The aims of the project include improving the service quality of the stations, enhancing the public trust, ensuring that all the stations are doing well, improving air quality of Taipei city, sending inspect notices to motorcycle owners, assisting people to inform the authorities of unlawful pollutant motors and promoting the replacement of old scooters to electric scooters or gas-powered scooters that meets Taiwan’s 2021 emissions standards. The first draft of the final report was submitted by November 20, 2020. The following are as follows:
1. Improve service quality and public trust
This year, quality evaluations for 565 stations were completed. The most common mistakes are analyzer correction and maintenance. The failed stations had taken the corrective actions and passed the re-examination immediately or within three days (not including holidays). Staffs reviewed again the failed stations for station qualified. The recommendation was made as inspect the station in different levels of quality.
2. Assuring stations performance the inspections appropriately
(1) Auditors training
The training class was completed on March 18, 2020, respectively. The training class including project introduction, working methods and job arrangement were provided to the auditors. The auditors who completed the training are expected to execute their job with a better standard.
(2) Inspectors training
The first and second inspector training classes were completed on June 8 to 10, 2020 and October 25, 2020, respectively. The main subjects of the training not only introducing new rules of decree ‘The set up and management approach of the checkpoint for the air pollutants emission scooter.’, but explaining the added or modified items of inspection and evaluation this year, the plan of execution items for assessment evaluation, and the guide for enhancing on-site inspection rate. Furthermore, it covers the review past statistics and checkpoints. Upon the completion of the training, the inspector of the stations is expected to not only fully understand the rules, ordinances, and activities but also provide the highest quality of service.
3. Making and sending the periodic motorcycle exhaust inspection notices to Taipei motorcycle owners
There were 730,000 pieces of the periodic motorcycle exhaust inspection notices have been sent in 2020. There were 16,565 pieces were returned; the return rate was 2.41%, all of these were archived.
4. Establish on-line communication with motor-exhaust inspection stations and enhance inspection documentation
A management system, “Taipei motor-exhaust inspecting station real-time information management system” was maintained to improve the efficiency of data processing and provide information for statistical analysis. The system monitors the data flow of the inspection station, and allows online register. The system also has the statistical and analyzing functions for the responsibility of monitoring and counseling.
5. The promotion of two-stroke engine and old scooters scrapped to redemption electric motorcycle or gas-powered scooters that meets Taiwan’s 2021 emissions standards
In 2020, Department of Environmental Protection, Taipei City Government uses the allowance from the Environmental Protection Administration to apply accelerated the two-stroke engine scrapped for low pollution electric motorcycle. In 2020, the numbers of 569 scooters got eliminating subsidy, 2,464 scooters got subsidy for redemption of electric motorcycle and 13,221 scooters got subsidy for redemption of gas-powered scooters, total 16,486 scooters.
7. Improve the efficiency of reducing the air pollution
According to the statistics of the Environmental Protection Administration, From January to September 2020, there are 25,088 scooters passed the pollutant examination, there are 707.2 Ton/Yr of CO and 81.3 Ton/Yr of NMHC reductions per year. Subsidized two-stroke engine scrapped there are 2,419 scooters, and four-stroke engine are 14,066 scooters, there are 173.58 Ton/Yr of CO and 69.74 Ton/Yr of NMHC reductions per year.