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HAITEC senior vp C.C. Lee sheds light on EV development in Taiwan: Yulon subsidiary working with American partner and others to build EV.

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Taiwan, a globally-recognized giant in the information and communication technology (ICT (1) ( I nformation and C ommunications T echnology) An umbrella term for the information technology field. See IT.

(2) ( I nternational C omputers and T abulators) See ICL.

1. (testing) ICT — In Circuit Test. ) industry, coupled with considerable clout in electronics, electrical-machinery and sought-after flexibility and speed in systems integration, is perhaps poised to focus its know-how on building electric cars, often regarded as one of the solutions to man’s transportation demands in an era of rising fuel prices, diminishing crude, and rising awareness of global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth’s lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution.

Taiwan’s auto-making history has not been legendary, having been technically dominated mainly by Japanese automakers for approximately 50 years; but building electric cars on the island may open a new chapter.

Lee, long-time RD chief at Yulon Motor Co. one of the largest carmakers on the island boasting the strongest homegrown home·grown


1. Raised or grown at home.

2. Originating in or characteristic of a locality: Rock is homegrown music in the United States, evolved from blues and country and Tin Pan Alley RD capability among local counterparts, was recruited by HAITEC, a new subsidiary under the Yulon Group, which was established to be the RD arm for the LUXGEN, a new, fully-local brand created by Yulon to break into the global market. The HAITEC, a small-scale culmination of Taiwan’s automotive technologies achieved by tapping, integrating available resources related to development and manufacturing of automobiles in Taiwan and worldwide.

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keynote — the principal theme in a speech or literary work The Full Performance Electric Vehicle RD Project in Taiwan, Lee reveals how far electric car development has gone in Taiwan, as well as the program’s future.


Several groups are involved in building electric cars in Taiwan, Lee said, including the Yulon Group, HAITEC, a group of parts suppliers, and various RD teams worldwide. The groups have been working on different aspects of the program as key technology development, clean electric-vehicle development, business model development, and partnership with the energy industry, all of which are inter-related and achieve synergy.


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3. Lee, the key-technology development has been moving forward in conjunction with the development of car platforms, key systems, components, with suppliers offering strong support. The next-phase of clean electric-vehicle development, advancing from key technology development, is driven by global trends in future technologies, as well as AC Propulsion AC Propulsion is a San Dimas, California, USA company founded in 1992 by Alan Cocconi. Tom Gage is currently the company’s CEO. They produce goods such as electric vehicle drive systems and their top of the line electric sports car, the AC Propulsion tzero.

Inc. a major California-based electric-vehicle solution provider.

The third phase or the business model, Lee said, is mapped out based on considerations of retail price, operational cost, consumer behavior, as well as developed electric-vehicles and infrastructural support from the energy industry, as the installation of plug-in refill stations.

Green Motivators

Governmental policies, especially in industrially advanced nations, are helping to promote the development of EVs, Lee said. For example, the increasingly demanding emissions standard Euro 5 in Europe to be effective by 2010 would clearly raise production costs of traditional internal combustion engine Internal combustion engine

A prime mover, the fuel for which is burned within the engine, as contrasted to a steam engine, for example, in which fuel is burned in a separate furnace. (ICE) vehicles; and the carbon dioxide carbon dioxide, chemical compound, CO 2 . a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is about one and one-half times as dense as air under ordinary conditions of temperature and pressure. (CO2) reduction regulations and energy-saving requirements in increasing number of nations are also pushing up ICE-vehicle costs.

Some industrially advanced nations, Lee said, are demanding vehicles to emit only 120g CO2 per kilometer, or fuel efficiency of 20 km-per-liter of gasoline in the near future, performance only achievable by smaller and lighter cars, hence forcing automakers to invest in improving fuel efficiency or building EVs. The ever-decreasing global crude-oil reserve and rising cost of tapping such reserves are also threatening traditional ICE cars.

Next 20-30 Years

Pure EV and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle A hybrid electric vehicle ( HEV ) is a vehicle which combines a conventional propulsion system with an on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) to achieve better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle without being hampered by range from a charging unit like an (PHEV PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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PHEV Pneumatic Hybrid Electric Vehicle ) will lead the development of energy-saving vehicles in the next 20 to 30 years, Lee said confidently. Because EV and PHEV technologies are quite … now, while our globe can no longer wait for another 10 to 20 years for fuel-cell technology to …. That means, EVs and PHEVs must become market mainstream in the next 20 to 30 years.

Yulon understands clearly that the LUXGEN brand has to be ‘different’ enough to compete against established counterparts, so we have a very clear branding position: to create product feature and advantage. Every LUXGEN model, no matter EV, PHEV, or ICE car, integrates all available resources in Taiwan’s information technology (IT), automotive, and energy technology (ET).

All major global automakers are planning to launch EV/PHEV products from 2009 to 2012 to get a foothold in the trendy market, Lee said, including Tata, BYD BYD Beyond

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The LUXGEN EV integrates key parts and components as well as the most advanced technologies from international suppliers and technology developers, Lee said. In other words Adv. 1. in other words — otherwise stated; in other words, we are broke

put differently. HAITEC brings together the best efficiently to build the LUXGEN EV.

We have many key-parts suppliers in Taiwan who supply quality and advanced products to our international partner AC Propulsion, including motors, power electronic units, battery packs, battery management systems (BMS BMS


Bachelor of Marine Science ), vehicle management systems (VMS (1) ( V irtual M emory S ystem) A multiuser, multitasking, virtual memory operating system for the VAX series from Digital. VMS applications run on any VAX from the MicroVAX to the largest unit. See OpenVMS. ) etc.

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The tie-up between Yulon and AC Propulsion is a great partnership because the former has over 50 years experience in vehicle manufacturing while the latter is one of the strongest EV solution providers, Lee said. AC Propulsion has many innovative and leading technologies, such as the key power electronic unit (an integrated inverter (1) A logic gate that converts the input to the opposite state for output. If the input is true, the output is false, and vice versa.

An inverter performs the Boolean logic NOT operation.

(2) A circuit that converts DC current into AC current. Contrast with rectifier. ) that transforms 300-450V/0-50A DC into 100-250V/50-60Hz/0-80A AC. More importantly, AC Propulsion can help the local EV industry to build a key-parts supply chain.

Exceeding Rivals

The LUXGEN EV differs from and outperforms counterparts worldwide, Lee claimed confidently. It even excels ICE cars in many ways. The LUXGEN EV has a cruise range of 360 kilometers at a fixed 60 kilometer-per-hour (kph), accelerates from 0-100 kph in only 6.8 seconds, and has a motor output of 150kw (compared to 50kw for BYD’s or 47kw for Mitsubishi’s iMiEV).

We are sure the LUXGEN EV will be a hit once launched.

Biz Model is Critical

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causal factor, determinant, determining factor, determinative, determiner — a determining or causal element or factor; education is an important determinant of , Lee said. From the very start, we targeted to solve three basic problems: retail price, consumer behavior, and operational cost, and knew all three issues have to be overcome to achieve a successful business model. In addition, we are also wary of developments in the energy industry, which is another key driving force of EVs.

HAITEC has never drifted too far from thinking about G2V (power grid to vehicle) and V2G V2G Video to Go

V2G Vehicle to Grid (vehicle to power grid) along its core direction. The battery capacity of an EV is generally designed to be around 30 kilowatt-hour (kWh), with about 80% sustainability after 2,000 recharge cycles, making EVs ideal and great mobile power-supply units, Lee explained. That means, application of energy storage system in transportation is effective in many ways, such as reducing fuel consumption, energy-saving and eco-protection. In other words, energy-storage technology in EVs achieves renewable energy Renewable energy utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.

Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, and hydroelectricity to biomass and biofuels for transportation. and energy-balance management, the basic goals of Taiwan’s energy-saving industry.

Lee asked the audience to imagine a future blueprint: a synergy achieved between EVs and energy industry. When EVs can be part of the power grid or energy industry, such vehicles can be recharged at night or valleys in electrical utilization, and in mornings the mobile power-supply units are driven to work and supply power to office buildings or other public power grids. Such mode is called ‘peak and valley electricity balance,’ which is expected to achieve new applications in the energy industry.

There are so many potential benefits and business opportunities to be created in a well-planned, comprehensive EV program for both the automotive and energy lines. Building EVs is expected to drive growth in auto industries, reduce oil consumption, lower oil dependence, CO2 emission, and create zero-emission vehicles. Storing electricity in EV batteries and then reusing it to power offices etc. can help balance valleys and peaks in electricity utilization, as well as reduce fuel purchase, achieve energy-regeneration benefits, without needing to rebuild power investment.

All related industries will be greatly benefited, Lee said, including the EV, EV component, carbon, energy storage, and all energy industries.

However, one issue sometimes avoided by experts in EV development is the way power is generated to recharge EVs. If fossil fuel fossil fuel: see energy, sources of; fuel. fossil fuel

Any of a class of materials of biologic origin occurring within the Earth’s crust that can be used as a source of energy. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas. is used to generate the electricity to a home, and an EV is plugged into such household, then the carbon footprint A carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and other greenhouse gases emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. left is bigger than desirable relative to a solar-powered household.

Overcoming Challenges

Lee said that HAITEC has mapped out strategies to solve the three key challenges: EV retail price, operational cost, and consumer behavior.

We plan to tap Taiwan’s advantages supplying high-quality parts at reasonable-cost to keep the retail price of EVs similar to those of ICE cars, Lee said. The non-electrical parts cost, which accounts for about 70% of an ICE car’s overall cost, is very similar between an ICE car and EV. And we are going to work harder to reduce the cost of electric motors, power electronic unit, BMS, VMS of EVs to a minimum while further cutting manufacturing cost by achieving economy-of-scale.

As reference and according to the Journal News online, the price for the Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV is US$47,560, more than twice that of Toyota’s new Prius hybrid, which is just over US$20,700, or the Honda Insight The Honda Insight was a two-seater hybrid automobile manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda. It was the first mass-produced hybrid automobile sold in the United States, introduced in 1999 and at its height achieved nearly 70 miles per gallon (3.4 L per 100 km). And the highly-touted Tesla roadster This article contains information about a scheduled or anticipated .

It may contain preliminary or speculative information, and may not reflect the final version of the vehicle. by a Californian firm, goes for about US$98,000, with a new Tesla sedan Sedan (s däN`). town (1990 pop. 22,407), Ardennes dept. NE France, on the Meuse River. A noted textile center since the 16th cent.

Sedan also has metal and brewing industries. The town became part of French crown lands in 1642. reportedly tagged at less than US$50,000.

We are also trying to make exchanging batteries easy, reduce recharging fee, and shorten recharging time to equal gassing up a regular car to minimize EV operational cost and upsetting consumer behavior, Lee said.


Lee showed confidence in the development of EVs in Taiwan, concluding: all the key components, systems and technologies developed by Yulon, HAITEC, suppliers and RD teams are contributing to visible progress. Taiwan has the opportunity to build the capabilities and become the leader in the supply chain in the EV industry, since our IT industry has built global advantages in low-cost, flexibility and speedy response.

The EV could become mainstream in the global car market in the near future by successfully developing cutting-edge technologies, he continued. Taiwan’s environment and infrastructure are very suitable for EV development and application. By paving the road early, the island really has great opportunities to play a key role in the global EV line.

Our goal is clear: we are trying to utilize energy-storage capability in EV applications to create synergy between the EV and energy industries.

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