Taiwan’s bicycle makers align with global industry for a sustainable future



TAIPEI, December 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The goal of achieving net zero emissions is becoming increasingly important to the cycling industry. To discuss this topic, Taipei Cycle invited executives and industry professionals to a virtual webinar.

Visitor registration is now open for Taipei Cycle, click here to know more. Taipei Cycle 2022 will be a hybrid show, both physical (March 9-12) and online (March 9-April 8).

Click on the video link to watch the webinar: https://youtu.be/eaBWeWdfycg

Taipei Cycle invited executives and industry professionals to a virtual webinar to talk about sustainability.

Electromobility: a growing sector

Discuss a shared vision of e-mobility, James huang, Chairman of Taiwan Foreign Trade Development Council (TAITRA), highlighted how cycling can empower people to live more sustainably.

Taiwan, of course, is famous for its manufacture of bicycles. Between the period from January to August 2021, the country’s exports for electric bicycles in particular were in the order of 670,000 units with a total export value of 888 million US dollars. This represents a 40% increase year over year, both in volume and value.

A call for innovation

Gina Chang, the general secretary of the Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA), discussed several trends that will affect the industry over the next ten years. Chang described that the cycling industry will experience a shift towards greener manufacturing, saying that “Over the next five years, in particular [with regards to] carbon footprint verification and general environmental awareness, Taiwan’s bicycle industry will adapt very quickly. “

The role of cycling in a more sustainable future

On the subject of sustainability, Philippe Grzegorzewski, head of the European Economic and Commercial Office, discussed the “Sustainable and smart mobility strategy ‘ launched by the EU in december 2020. As part of this new strategy, the European Union aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 90% by 2050.

Taiwan is the third largest exporter to the EU bicycle industry, and imports of electric bicycles specifically to the EU were mainly from Taiwan (53% of total extra-EU imports of electric bicycles). It also means more business for from Taiwan bicycle industry.

Taipei Cycle is one of the world’s largest B2B cycling trade shows and will feature a full range of exhibitors. These will cover all aspects of the cycling supply chain and showcase the industry’s ongoing R&D innovations.

For more information, please visit: www.taipeicycle.com.tw/en/index.html.

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