A MOU has been recently signed between Taiwan’s Automotive Research & Testing Center and Union Technique de l’Automobile du Motocycle et du Cycle to develop technology for electric vehicles.
The ARTC is one of the major developers of a wide range of services for the Taiwan vehicle industry, such as research and development, testing and certification. The UTAC is a private company from France that has an official mandate for vehicle approval, safety testing, and vehicle inspection.
This memorandum of understanding will pave the way for future cooperation between Taiwan and France, establishing a mutual certification system for electric vehicle production in the future.
Duh Tyzz-jiun, the director general of Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau said that the development of electric vehicles is one of the priorities of their future industrial cooperation and he sees the MOU as the reward reaped from two years of close bilateral industrial exchanges. Taiwan has set a good foundation in electric vehicle production, especially in the development of components such as batteries and power control systems.
Venturi of France has also signed a letter of intent with Taiwan-based Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry Co. according to which they are to cooperate on the development of electric buses.