TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As rapid delivery services continue to expand across Taiwan, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Tuesday (Aug. 6) announced revisions to Taiwan’s traffic safety regulations, allowing larger electric-powered three-wheeled delivery vehicles to soon hit the roads in Taiwan.
Previously, three-wheel motor scooters were limited to a carrying capacity of 80 kg according to the regulations. However, starting from Oct. 1, 2019, three-wheel electric scooters with a considerably larger 200 kg carrying capacity will be permitted for sale and use on Taiwan’s streets.
Regulations still require that carrying containers be securely closed, and the container must not exceed the width of the front portion of the vehicle. Under the new regulations starting in the fall, commuters in Taiwan can expect to see much larger electric scooters employed for various delivery services, including food and parcel delivery.
The MOTC said that it is relaxing the regulations to encourage more companies to consider employing electric scooters for delivery service in urban areas in order to cut down on gasoline-powered vehicles in the service industry, reports UDN.