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Taiwan to discuss lithium ion battery energy storage with Tesla following blackout

President Tsai Ing-wen wants to boost use of green energy

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A Tesla Model S electric car is charged by a supercharger at its showroom in Taipei on August 11.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The Taiwanese government is planning to approach Tesla to discuss the feasibility of setting up lithium ion battery facilities for storing renewable energy on the island, in line with a project the U.S. technology company recently launched in Australia, a top official said on Thursday following a mass power blackout earlier in the week.

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