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Number of makers at vehicle show up 25%, organizers say

Staff Writer, with CNA

A visitor looks at one of the cars on display yesterday at the 2012 Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show in Taipei.

Photo: CNA

The number of manufacturers participating in the annual Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show and a motorcycle show has increased by 25 percent this year, the organizers said at the opening in Taipei yesterday.

Now in its second year, the four-day show, in conjunction with the 7th Taiwan International Motorcycle Show, has attracted 230 domestic and foreign manufacturers, the organizers said.

A range of vehicle models are on display at 702 booths, which represent a 43 percent increase from the number of booths last year, the organizers said.

The electric vehicle and motorcycle show is being jointly held by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association and the Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association.

CONTEST

The organizers are holding a modified vehicle contest at the motorcycle show in a bid to promote Taiwan’s efforts in this area. Two other vehicle-related exhibitions — the 28th Taipei International Auto Parts and Accessories Show and the 7th Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show — are also being held this week, from Wednesday to tomorrow.

The four shows link vehicle supply chains from top to bottom, and should help build a trade framework for cars, motorcycles and electronic cars, the organizers said.

An estimated 1,400 manufacturers are taking part in the four shows, displaying products at 3,600 booths, according to the organizers. It is estimated that more than 20,000 potential buyers from Taiwan and abroad will attend the shows.

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