Factors that Influence the Introduction of New-Energy Buses into Taiwan

International trends show that the vehicle industry is moving towards energy-saving, safe, comfortable and entertainment-oriented vehicles. The operating patterns and energy-saving features of new-energy buses match these trends and will move them to the center of energy development policies. Although the central government and local governments have subsidy policies for the purchase of new-energy buses, the subsidies are apparently not enough for operators to effectively support the new-energy bus industry. This research attempts to discover the influencing factors in introducing new-energy buses to Taiwan through data analysis and interviews with industry operators and owners. The results showed that even if purchase costs are reduced with the help of subsidies, operators still would not purchase new-energy buses. This is mainly due to a lack of technology, an immature industrial environment, and insufficient government policies, as well as other factors.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 174-181
  • Monograph Title: Challenges and Advances in Sustainable Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01527079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413364
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 15 2014 3:02PM