EPA to Offer Subsidy on Electric Car Sales in 2023 車輛汰舊換新最高補助3萬 預計元旦上路

Starting next year, consumers purchasing an electric vehicle or eco-friendly models in replacement of old gasoline ones are eligible for a subsidy of up to NT$30,000. The incentive, however, seems not attractive enough.


To encourage reducing carbon footprint and air pollution, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) revealed latest plans of subsidizing citizens with purchase of electric cars or other environmental-friendly cars in replacement of their old, gasoline ones, and offering other carbon reduction rewards.    

Tsai Meng-yu, Head, Dept. of Air Quality & Noise Control, EPA: “We hope to phase out older cars at a quicker pace. So when you purchase a new, electric car to replace your old, gasoline car, the EPA will subsidize your purchase with NT$15,000.”

However, some citizens seem not so interested in the NT$15,000 subsidy.

Mr. Chung, Sedan Driver: “NT$15,000 is not too attractive of an incentive. I don't think I would change my car anytime soon. It seems like there are not enough charging stations out there yet.”

The EPA's subsidy plan for purchasing electric in replacement of gasoline vehicles covers all types of vehicles ranging from scooters to diesel trucks and buses. The subsidy goes as high as NT$30,000 per purchase. The Truck Cargo Transportation Association of the R.O.C. (TCTA R.O.C.) pointed out that it is a long road ahead for the transition to happen. Cargo trucks that conform to Euro 6 emissions standards cost NT$400 to NT$500 million each, so a NT$30,000 subsidy is not too much of a help at all. 

Li Chao-kung, Secretary-General, TCTA R.O.C.: “I don't consider it an incentive at all. Eco-friendly vehicles cost way, way above NT$30,000. ”

Besides financial help with environmentally friendly vehicles, the prevalence of charging stations is also an important factor for consumers' acceptance of electric vehicles. 

 

 

在路上趴趴走的大小車輛,製造空污也排放溫室氣體,為了鼓勵民眾與業者減汙又減碳,將老舊車輛汰換成電動車、或是更新型的環保車輛,環保署預告空汙補助與減碳獎勵等草案,希望提高汰換的經濟誘因。

環保署空保處長蔡孟裕表示:「希望能夠加速淘汰比較老舊的車輛,你把這些燃油老舊的汽車換成電動車輛的時候,環保署最低會補助給民眾是1萬5千元。」

老舊小客車汰換成電動車,可額外領取1萬5千元補助,但車主意願不太高。

車主鍾先生認為:「一萬五好像沒什麼誘因吧!目前還不會汰換吧,好像充電的設備不是很充足。」

此次預告的空汙補助金額,對象從機車到柴油大客貨車,最高金額達3萬元,汽車貨櫃貨運商業同業公會指出,推動柴油大貨車要換成電動車仍「路途遙遠」,若汰換為更環保的六期車,車頭要價四五百萬元,補助3萬元沒什麼吸引力。

汽車貨櫃貨運商業同業公會秘書長李昭功說:「我想誘因都沒有啦,出來的車價,都比3萬元多了好幾倍。」

政府加碼補助老車換電動車,民眾認為充電環境不完備,不會貿然汰換。環保署表示,此次預告的辦法,是配合相關抵換原則來推動,也就是環評業者,在推動開發行為,若增加空汙與溫室氣體排放,就可透過平台,來購買老車減汙減碳額度,抵換自己增加的汙染。
 

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