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13th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (June 10) announced the approval of the 13th batch of applications for the trial of green transport technologies under the Pilot Green Transport Fund.

     The 14 newly approved applications will put on trial three electric van-type light goods vehicles, nine hybrid light goods vehicles, seven hybrid medium goods vehicles and electric inverter air-conditioning systems on four diesel buses, involving a total subsidy of about $5.2 million. The applications were from:

Atta-Trans Limited
DHL Express (Hong Kong) Limited
Express Tourist Bus Company Limited
Fullbond Transportation Limited
Hoi Tong Logistics (HK) Limited
Hong Kong Yakult Company, Limited
Jackson Coach Hire Service Limited
Lung Wai Air Conditioner & Electrical Engineering Company
Tong Kiu Traffic Services Limited
Tong Shun Hing Poultry (HK) Co, Limited
Total Van Limited

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

     The latest approval brings the total number of approved trials under the Fund to 94 for testing 12 electric taxis, three electric light buses, 11 electric buses, 44 electric goods vehicles, 65 hybrid goods vehicles, 12 hybrid light buses, one solar air-conditioning system, four electric inverter air-conditioning systems, the replacement of four bus engines with more advanced models, and the adoption of a diesel-electric propulsion system and a seawater scrubber in a ferry, amounting to a total subsidy of about $97 million.

     At present, four hybrid public light buses, three electric taxis, eight electric buses, 32 electric goods vehicles, 29 hybrid goods vehicles and one solar air-conditioning system subsidised by the Fund are being tested by transport operators. Among them, nine electric van-type light goods vehicles and 21 hybrid vehicles have completed their two-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 relating 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, June 10, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:01


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