National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week - Taipei

Day: Sunday, September 22, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 電動車展EV Show:12:00PM - 4:00PM/ 電動車遊EV Cruise:4:30PM
Location: 天母新光三越 Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Tienmu
111台北市士林區天母東路68號 No. 68,
Tianmu East Road, Shilin District
Taipei, Taiwan 10 111
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Event Report

Taiwan's first run at National Drive Electric Week got off to great start with its inaugural event in Taipei. A most diverse collection of all types of e-mobility, from the DIYers fashioning their own e-bikes and e-motorcycles, to Taiwan's first Tesla Model 3 and classic Roadster, first Gogoro Smartscooter motorbike and an array of other plug-in vehicles, including a few PHEVs which we opted to still include at this point in EV history. Our venue location was sponsored by one largest department stores in the city, Mitsukoshi, and we had a steady flow of foot traffic moving through our vehicles on display, chatting with owners, and occasionally testing out e-bikes and e-mopeds. As Taiwan has the highest density of mopeds per square kilometer in the world, it is these 2-wheeled beasts that comprise the majority of vehicle air and noise pollution in our cities, and so where electric cars receive an emphasis in other National Drive Electric Day events, it's vitally important to our local environment not to neglect all the various forms of 2-wheeled electric transport, from pedal-assist bikes to e-mopeds to e-motorcycles, as well as some of the personal mobility devices popular here. Our turnout was diverse, and we were pleased to see legislator Jason Hsu in attendance, as well as our array of international friends joined in supporting clean mobility. Taiwan's CTO of XING Mobility, a cutting-edge EV R&D firm, Azizi Tucker, formerly of Tesla Motors (he was one of the first 100 Tesla employees, and was in charge of the Asian parts supply chain) gave us invaluable support in the planning stages, as well as the CTO of our local e-moped share outfit, WeMo, which had e-mopeds on hand for anyone without an EV to get rolling for their first time on an EV without owning one. The Tesla Model 3 had just begun seeing delivery the day before the event, and we had the first privately owned Model 3 in Taiwan, attending. All vehicles wound up taking a spin together at the end of the day through the city and to the riverside park, for a final photo shoot as the sun set. This was a thoroughly unique event for Taiwan, a pan-EV movement such as has not been attempted here before. We're looking ahead to 2020 as clean e-mobility and public awareness through events like these, gain an even stronger foothold. 

Vehicles present:

Electric cars: BMW i3 (x2), Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S (x3), Tesla Model X , Roadster Classic, BMW X5e, BMW i8, Mercedes S550e, Think City, Luxgen M7 (x2), 2020 Nissan Leaf

Electric motorcycles: Custom build by RCE Power, and a custom build by master local tech Kaimen

Electric mopeds: Gogoro Smartscooter, Gogoro 3, WeMo Scooter Kymco (x5), custom builds (x3)

Electric pedal-assist bikes: AOI.CYCLE (x2), BESV mountain e-bike, BESV city e-bike, BESV touring e-bike, BESV multi-child carrier e-bike, Db0 e-bike

Personal mobility devices: custom build electric skateboards (x5), electric stand scooters (x3)


photo by: Jason Yeh
All the riders and drivers gathering for a sunset photo near the river in Taipei. Pictured on far left: David Edward Lane, city captain. 3rd from left: Ken Aoi, designer of AOI.CYCLE. 5th from left: Azizi Tucker of XING Mobility. 7th from left: Kris Lee, city captain.

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Event Description

 

在此邀請台灣所有電動汽車機車(EV)車主於 9/22(日) 參加 NDEW台北電動車展以及電動車遊。

這個正在全球掀起的綠色交通工具革命代表了人類對於乾淨的空氣以及更美好未來的嚮往。這是台北第一年參與National Drive Electric Week(NDEW),活動將與美國50個州、加拿大、歐洲及其全球各地的城市共300場活動同步舉行!

活動包含兩個部分,首先是在中午12點開始在天母的新光三越的電動車展。將有各種各樣的車主,包括Tesla特斯拉,BMW寶馬,特殊獨一無二的車種,Prototype原型車,各種四輪及兩輪載具等等。接著,從下午4點開始,我們邀請台灣所有電動交通工具的車用戶和業主都一起從新光三越行駛到美提河濱公園,預計下午5:15到達。抵達後我們將拍攝大合照。

憑藉其高度創新的Gogoro以及EV產業深度的創造力和創新力,讓台灣在國際上獨樹一格。這個活動旨在提升台灣和台北的國際形象,同時也希望將電動交通工具和乾淨能源數不清益處傳遞給更廣泛的民眾,一起共創更美好未來。

We are welcoming all electric vehicle (EV) owners and users throughout Taiwan to visit the National Drive Electric Week vehicle show in Taipei and join us in an EV street cruise on September 22. This is Taiwan's first year participating in National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), along with cities in all 50 US states, Canada, Europe and beyond, and we hope to show the world that this grassroots movement for EVs of all types serves our global need for a cleaner, brighter future. There are 300 hundred events for the week globally!

This is a 2-part event. First is an electric vehicle show, free to the public, at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi in Tien Mu starting at 12 noon. There will be a wide variety of owner vehicles, including Tesla, BMW, and special one-of-a-kind vehicles, prototypes, of the 4-wheeled and 2-wheeled variety, and more.

Next, starting at 4pm, all EV users and owners in Taiwan are invited to join us in a city cruise with all EVs travelling from Shin Kong Mitsukoshi to Meiti Riverside Park, arriving by 5:15 pm. At Meiti Riverside Park we will do a large photo/video shoot and wrap up at sunset.

Taiwan is particularly unique for its highly innovative 2-wheeled EVs and deep ingenuity and innovation in the EV sphere, and this movement is about raising the profile of Taiwan and Taipei internationally, while spreading awareness locally about the myriad benefits of EVs and clean energy to riders and drivers and the wider population for a better future.

IMPORTANT: For show participants, please arrive at 10:30 am to park vehicles!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 58 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Other Plug-In Vehicle 6
Tesla Model S 2
AC Propulsion eBox 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Electric Vehicles International 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
9 Models 15

Registered attendees report 166,700 electric miles driven.

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