Gogoro battery swap station explodes and catches fire in Kaohsiung City

A battery exchange station for a popular brand of electric scooter exploded and caught fire at a gas station in Kaohsiung City this morning, but fortunately there were no casualties. Kaohsiung City Fire Department received reports that a Gogoro battery station was on fire at a gas station on Zhongzheng 4th Road in Qianjin District at 10:58 am. A gas station employee immediately attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher, and police from the Kaohsiung City Police Station

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Taiwan shipbuilder demonstrates self-righting ship

Taiwan shipbuilder Longteh Shipbuilding Company successfully tested a self-righting ship on April 17. Longteh confirmed the news after a video of the ship launch went viral on social media, according to reports today, April 24. Longteh said the test was performed at the Port of Su’ao in Yilan County. Video footage of the test shows the ship being turned upside down in the water before automatically righting itself in less than 10 seconds. Longteh, which is a major shipping manufacturer

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Flight delayed for 54 minutes after bees swarm aircraft at Kinmen Airport

A flight from Kinmen Airport to Taipei was delayed for 54 minutes after a swarm of bees descended on the airplane, stinging one passenger and two ground staff yesterday, April 14. According to United Daily News, 70 passengers were about to board Mandarin Airlines Flight AE-1272 when bees began to swarm around the aircraft shortly after 3:00 pm. After one of the passengers and two ground crew members were stung, airport administration ordered the passengers to return to the departure

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EVA Air flight canceled after baggage trailer collides with plane at Bangkok Airport

An EVA Air flight from Bangkok to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was canceled after the aircraft was hit by two runaway baggage trailers, rendering the plane unairworthy for take-off. According to EVA Air, Flight BR202, Bangkok to Taoyuan, was originally scheduled to take off at 2:40 pm local time yesterday, November 9. However, a short time before boarding, two baggage trailers being towed near the plane disconnected from the tow tractor. The trailers collided with the engine cowling of the

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Electric buses to replace diesel burners on Tamsui – Banqiao bus route from tomorrow

Thirteen new electric buses will join New Taipei City’s public transportation fleet tomorrow, plying route 857 between Banqiao and Tamsui districts. Sanchung Bus Company said that 13 buses on the company’s cross-district trunk line will be replaced by Foxtron Model T electric buses. The Taiwan designed and manufactured buses were first launched in Kaohsiung City in March last year. The 857 route will be the first time the Model T is used in northern Taiwan. The Model T has a

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Taiwan company launches mobile charging robot for EV charging and emergency power supply

New Taipei City – Chander Electronics (TWE: 8068) officially launched Taiwan’s first-ever mobile charging robot, “E-HERO,” today, that the company says marks a revolutionary leap in electric vehicle charging technology and emergency power supply. According to the company press release, E-HERO combines the advantages of both fixed and mobile charging, offering flexible deployment options in various locations, meeting expansion needs wherever they arise. The company said that E-HERO is redefines the way we charge our electric vehicles, benefiting not only

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Scoot flight lands in Taipei with missing nose wheel

A passenger plane belonging to Singaporean budget airline Scoot landed at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport with one nosewheel missing shortly after midnight today, Monday, June 19. According to reports, Flight TR897 departed Incheon Airport in Korea yesterday evening, and Incheon Airport officials contacted Taoyuan Airport Administration to prepare for a contingency, after tire fragments were found on the runway shortly after the flight took off. TR897 landed in Taiwan without incident at 12:02 am. After the aircraft landed, it was

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MSC Bellissima sets record for largest cruise ship to dock at the Port of Keelung

The largest cruise ship to ever dock at the Port of Keelung sailed into the harbor today, May 4, bringing more than 4,600 visitors to the harbor city and Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. The MSC Bellissima sailed into the harbor at around 6:00 am, and was greeted by tugboats with a water salute. The 315-meter-long ship is operated by MSC Cruises, and has 19 decks, 2,217 cabins, 18 elevators, and three swimming pools. There are 1,564 personnel on board to serve

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Pilots, flight attendants decline invite to COVID after-party: human rights abuses cannot be nullified with awards

Both the Taoyuan Flight Attendants’ Union and the Taoyuan Pilots’ Union declined invitations from the Ministry of Health and Welfare to an event labeled as a COVID-19 contribution appreciation and awards party, citing the stigma and deprivation of human rights they suffered over the last three years as the reason for not attending. The ceremony was held yesterday evening, May 2, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Taipei, and was hosted by President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Chen Chien-jen. The President

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Runway closed after Taoyuan International Airport receives report of bomb on plane

A China Air passenger plane landed at Taoyuan International Airport this morning, but remained parked on taxiway after airport administrators received a report that explosives were aboard the aircraft today, Wednesday, April 26. China Air flight CA185 departed Beijing at 8:25 am and was scheduled to land at Taoyuan International Airport at 11:45 am. However, at around 11:00 am the Taoyuan Airport Company received a report that there was a bomb on the plane. The airport company informed the Aviation

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Two Eva Air planes damaged after ground handling accident at Taoyuan Airport

Two Eva Airways planes were damaged after an Airbus A321-200 under tow collided with a Boeing 777-300R parked on the tarmac, yesterday evening, April 16. Both planes were empty at the time of the accident. According to pictures published by Taiwanese media outlets, the wingtip of the A321 was embedded in the 777’s fuselage under the cockpit. Eva Air confirmed the incident today, April 17, saying that they had suspended the employees responsible for the accident. Eva Air made a

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