Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking the world by storm. Many countries are already legislating the zero-emission future for automobiles, which has prompted the sales growth for EVs worldwide. According to statistics from ITRI, in 2017, a total of 2.66 million electric cars were sold globally; this year, with the estimated sales growth of 19%, the number is expected to reach 3.17 million. The electric scooter market has shown an even higher growth; 549,000 electric scooters are expected to be sold across the world in 2018, a 60% increase over last year.
eTreego President Gin-Pin Chien founded his EV charging business in 2017.
Seizing the booming opportunities of the global EV market, ITRI startup eTreego started its business in 2017, providing a total solution for EV charging. With more than 10 years of technical development experience, the eTreego team possesses the core competence in developing EV charging technologies. It offers a wide range of products for the charging of electric cars and scooters, including charging control modules, chargers, charging stations, and energy management. All the products conform to major international standards such as SAE, IEC, CHAdeMO, and GB. Moreover, these products are built with high durability, allowing them to perform in a temperature range of -40˚C to 70˚C, whereas other similar products can only work in the range between 0˚C to 60˚C.
eTreego developed a wide range of products for EV charging, including charging control modules, chargers (image above), charging stations, and energy management.
Not long after the founding of the company, eTreego has already made big strides in Taiwan’s EV industry. “Our team took part in formulating the charging standard for electric cars and scooters in Taiwan, and we also built Taiwan’s first electric car charging pile. This is our value proposition in the market,” said Gin-Pin Chien, President of eTreego in an interview. As of now, more than half of the EV charging piles in Taiwan are built by eTreego.
Electric car charging pile developed by eTreego.
According to Chien, the company’s priority is to target the domestic automotive and scooter manufacturers to grow its business. “Getting recognition from local industry is a cornerstone to our business expansion in overseas markets,” he said. Designed with high safety standard and reliability, eTreego’s products have been adopted by Taiwan’s leading carmakers such as Yulon Motor and China Motor. eTreego is also working with a number of electric scooter manufacturers in Taiwan on charging products that comply with the national standards. The company will strive to collaborate with international carmakers and related charger vendors to cover more markets.
To further expand its product offerings, eTreego is now actively developing an all-in-one network system that is small-in-size and allows bi-directional charging, wireless charging and quick charging. This development will not only diversify the product line but also add more competitive advantages to help eTreego stay ahead of the market.