CPC to spend NT$2 billion on battery stations

CPC planning to spend NT$2 billion to build battery charging and swap stations for electric motorcycles around the island

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Gogoro's first solar-powered battery-swapping station. (Source: Gogoro)

Gogoro's first solar-powered battery-swapping station. (Source: Gogoro)

Gogoro's first solar-powered battery-swapping station. (Source: Gogoro)

Gogoro's first solar-powered battery-swapping station. (Source: Gogoro)

Taipei, Oct. 17 -- State-owned CPC Corp., Taiwan (中油) is planning to spend NT$2 billion (US$66.223 million) to build battery charging and swap stations for electric motorcycles around the island.

Huang Jen-hung (黃仁弘), CPC's marketing business division chief, said the construction might start in the first quarter of 2018, with plans to build 1,000 charging stations within three years.

In accordance with the country's energy transition guidelines published by the Bureau of Energy in April 2017, the future could see CPC gas stations transformed into energy supply stations, including solar panels, according to Huang.