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    Urban Seamless Charging Network: The Prevalent Installation of Charging Piles in Parking Lots Under Promotion by Kaohsiung City Print
    • Publishing Date:2022-10-28~2022-12-31
    • Update Time:2022-10-17 16:14
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    【Kaohsiung News】In accordance with the 2050 net-zero emissions pathway strategy announced by the Kaohsiung City government on June 20, the Bureau of Transportation, Kaohsiung City Government is scheduled to complete setting up 2,000 charging piles in public parking lots throughout the city by 2030 in order to accelerate the promotion of charging pile infrastructure deployment.
        The Bureau of Transportation, Kaohsiung City Government gathered domestic scholars, EV and charging pile businesses, parking lot business owners and Taiwan Power Company to convene the charging pile installation forum. At the forum, in addition to reaching a consensus on accelerating the promotion of charging pile infrastructure deployment, the forum attendees unanimously agreed that in order to achieve sustainable management and encourage businesses to invest in providing services,user charges for charger piles should be formulated and reviewed.
        At the forum, the public charging pile installation plan was discussed according to the principle of “mainly home charging supplemented by external charging.” According to the representatives of Taiwan Power Company, the installation of power supplies will be strengthened in conjunction with the policy; in addition, representatives from Delta Electronics, Inc. also said that power inadequacy should not be a problem in the installation of charging piles. However, the backend energy management system (EMS) should be strengthened. During the meeting, the operating management modes of charging parking spaces and charging piles, fast-charging and slow-charging technology, wire layout, integration of connector specifications from different manufacturers, user charge and other issues were also fully discussed. Additionally, the current bottleneck of the limited quantity of charging piles through cloud big data were analyzed.
        The Bureau of Transportation Director-Chief Chang Shu-Chuan said that according to the experience of Kaohsiung City bus electrification, the convenience of continuous supplementary power for private electric vehicle (EV) and the accompanying deployment of charging pile infrastructure in the city will be important issues in the future. In particular, the charging service sharing platforms are the top priority. Besides the setup of charging piles, integrating charging pile information and providing car owners with service options must be completed in the meantime to bring synergistic effects.
        Chang Shu-Chuan said that in order to build an EV-friendly charging environment, Kaohsiung City currently has 324 public parking lots where the Bureau of Transportation will install charging piles every year in connection with the number of EVs owned. At present, there are 170 charging piles in 32 parking lots. By the end of 2023, will be 400 charging piles. In the future, charging piles per parking lot will increase by at least 5% in order to reach the goal of completing 2,000 charging piles in public parking lots throughout the city by 2030.
        According to the Bureau of Transportation, in addition to accelerating the deployment of EV infrastructure, taking public transportation is also a good choice for net zero carbon emissions. The Bureau of Transportation will continue to complete the overall public transportation network services. Through Kaohsiung Metro connecting Light Rail, buses, youbike 2.0, shared mobility and other green modes, a high-quality public transportation environment can be built. The goal of net zero carbon emissions will be gradually realized in our daily lives.

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