New | Utilizing Four Key Technologies to Achieve the Innovative Business Model of Vehicle–Battery Separation
Impact | Producing a Battery Life of 110 km, Complying with the Government’s New Vehicle–Battery Separation Policy, Setting an Example for Other Firms to Follow, and Elevating the Technological Level of the Industry
Key | The Key Factor Facilitating the Implementation of the Innovative Vehicle–Battery Separation Model is to Build a Battery-Sharing System Platform (that Includes Operations such as Battery Management, Charging Device Management, and Energy Management). High-Performance Battery Module Management Technologies as well as Cloud-based Logistics Control and Performance Control are Employed to Achieve Battery Optimization and Security
Evidence | Approved by the Executive Yuan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs Promoted the 2nd Stage of the New Vehicle–Battery Separation Policy for Battery Electric VehiclesOn October 27, 2015, the Industrial Development Bureau (of the Ministry of Economic Affairs) was invited to participate in the achievement exhibition of the Industry Upgrades for a Successful Taiwan Project
Electric scooters are flexible, fast, convenient, environmental friendly and regarded as the best energy-efficient transportation for short distances. However, elevated prices, prolonged battery charging durations, and safety concerns have hindered the popularization of their usage. In order to effectively increase the prevalence of electric vehicles, the Institute of Industry Information (III) has revealed an innovative concept that seeks to “separate electric vehicle ownership from battery ownership,” thus establishing a comprehensive industry supply chain and augmenting the development of emerging industries.
To actualize the concept of separating battery ownership from electric vehicles and to resolve issues surrounding two wheeled electric vehicles, such as short cruising range, weak climbing power, long charging time, and expensive battery price), III has developed four critical technologies—intelligent battery module technology, battery module logistics control solution, intelligent battery charging and exchange platform management technology, and scheduling technology for battery charging and exchange. These four technologies have already undergone empirical testing within the “Kenting National Park tourism zone.”
Having conducted consistent testing for over a year, III has now verified the feasibility of the vehicle/battery separation business model and completed system installations on the Kenting peninsula and in Tainan’s Anping District. The government has moreover publicly announced that it is adopting the innovative service as a policy to establish a paradigm for local companies who wish to adopt similar business models. III hopes that this will stimulate and drive industry trends.
This model will be marketed to countries outside Taiwan, particularly those in Southeast Asia and Europe. For the Southeast Asian market, III is set to work with Japanese company Prostaff to develop electric tricycle taxis suited to these regions, and will cultivate the electric tricycle rental market in conjunction with power-management technologies and the vehicle/battery separation business model. In Europe, III will be working with German electric scooter supplier Govecs and Spanish electric scooter rental operator Cooltra on city tour applications. Integrated power-management technologies and vehicle-management platforms will provide tourism industries with smart transportation services.