20th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (October 11) announced its approval of the 20th batch of applications for the trial of green innovative transport technologies under the Pilot Green Transport Fund.
The eight newly approved applications are for the trials of one hybrid light goods vehicle and 10 single-deck electric buses, involving a total subsidy of about $29 million. The applications were from:
Best Power (HK) Services Limited
Fortune Luckway Investment Limited
Fu Yi Company Limited
Purple Travel And Tours Co ., Limited
Shine (C.L.) Co. Limited
Tai On Investment Limited
Yat Fung Motor Bus Company Limited
The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 109 for testing three electric taxis, three electric light buses, 21 single-deck electric buses, 51 electric light goods vehicles, 39 hybrid light goods vehicles, 23 hybrid medium goods vehicles, 11 hybrid public light buses, two single-deck hybrid buses, one bus solar air-conditioning system, four bus electric inverter air-conditioning systems, and the adoption of a diesel-electric propulsion system and a seawater scrubber on a ferry, amounting to a total subsidy of about $122 million.
At present, three electric taxis, two electric light buses, nine single-deck electric buses, 50 electric light goods vehicles, 29 hybrid light goods vehicles, 19 hybrid medium goods vehicles, five hybrid public light buses, one bus solar air-conditioning system, four bus electric inverter air-conditioning systems, and the adoption of a diesel-electric propulsion system and a seawater scrubber on a ferry subsidised by the Fund have begun their trials.
Among them, three electric taxis, eight single-deck electric buses, 35 electric light goods vehicles, 19 hybrid light goods vehicles, 12 hybrid medium goods vehicles, five hybrid public light buses, and one bus solar air-conditioning system have completed their two-year trials. Their interim and final trial reports have been uploaded to the Fund's website for public information.
The Government set up the $300 million Fund in March 2011 to encourage the public transport sector to try out green innovative transport technologies. The Fund is open for applications from public transport operators, charitable and non-profit-making organisations providing services to clients, and goods vehicle operators. The technologies for trial include alternative-fuel vehicles, conversion of in-use conventional vehicles to alternative-fuel vehicles, and after-treatment emission reduction devices or fuel-saving devices related to transport activities. Transport operators may apply for the Fund to try out different green innovative products subject to a maximum subsidy of $9 million for each application and $12 million in total.
For more information on the Fund and the approved applications, please visit the EPD website (http://www.epd.gov.hk">www.epd.gov.hk) or call the enquiry hotline on 2824 0022.
Published on: 2017-10-11
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