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Eleventh batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (October 22) announced the approval of the 11th batch of applications for the trial of green transport technologies under the Pilot Green Transport Fund.

     The 14 newly approved trial applications include the retrofitting of a ferry with a diesel-electric propulsion system and a seawater scrubber, eight electric taxis, five electric van-type light goods vehicles and two hybrid goods vehicles involving a total subsidy of about $8.5 million. The applications were from:

Cheer Honest Industrial Limited
DKSH Hong Kong Limited
French International School "Victor Segalen" Association Limited
Green Mobility Innovations Limited
Jinda International Holdings Limited
Jinda Motor Limited
KC Dat Limited
Kau Kee Hong Kong Limited
LF Logistics (Hong Kong) Limited
Public International Group Limited
Suen Po Yee Taxi Co.
The "Star" Ferry Company Limited
Waste & Environmental Technologies Limited

     The Steering Committee of the Fund agreed to support the above applications at its meeting in September this year.

     This brings the total number of trials under the Fund to 88 for the testing of 31 electric taxis, two electric light buses, 11 electric buses, 38 electric goods vehicles, 48 hybrid goods vehicles, 12 hybrid light buses, three sets of solar air-conditioning system, the retrofitting of four bus engines, and retrofitting a ferry with a diesel-electric propulsion system and a seawater scrubber, amounting to a total subsidy of about $101 million.

     At present, one hybrid public light bus, three electric taxis, four electric buses, 27 electric goods vehicles, 24 hybrid goods vehicles and one solar air-conditioning system subsidised by the Fund are being tested by various transport operators. Three electric light goods vehicles have completed their 2-year trial. Interim and final reports of trials have already 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 test green transport technologies. The Fund is open for applications from public transport operators, charitable and non-profit organisations providing services to clients, and goods vehicle owners. The technologies for trial include new vehicle types and equipment and machinery related to transport activities. Transport operators may apply to the Fund to try out different green 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 ( or call the enquiry hotline on 2824 0022.

Ends/Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:00


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