Funding Increased for Electric Scooter Subsidies in Taiwan

A total of 10,100 scooter owners have applied for the subsidy since 2009

Published: 27-Jan-2012

Taipei -- The Ministry of Economic Affairs has set aside NT$150 million (US$468,750) this year to subsidize the purchase of electric scooters that are nationally certified, the agency said Thursday.

Buyers of motor bikes that comply with the Taiwan E-scooter Standard (TES) will receive a reimbursement of either NT$7,200 or NT$10,000, depending on the scooter type, the ministry said.

A total of 10,100 scooter owners have applied for the subsidy since 2009, said the ministry, which has distributed NT$80 million under the program.

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