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25th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (March 26) announced its approval of the 25th batch of applications for the trials of green innovative transport technologies under the Pilot Green Transport Fund.

     The 10 newly approved applications are for the trials of 11 electric light goods vehicles involving a total subsidy of about $2.5 million. The applications were from:
Chit Bo Engineering Limited
Darwin Engineering Limited
Hoi Chun Development (HK) Co Limited
Kam Shing Engineering Limited
Kau Kee Development Limited
Laser Cutting Company Limited
Luen Yiu Food Trading Limited
Wah Fat Transportation Co
Wing Chung Roasted Meat Co Limited
Yee Hing Eggs Wholesale Company Limited

     The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 149 for testing 88 electric light goods vehicles, 21 single-deck electric buses, three electric light buses, three electric taxis, one electric medium goods vehicle (tractor), 48 hybrid light goods vehicles, 28 hybrid medium goods vehicles, 11 hybrid public light buses, two single-deck hybrid buses, one solar air-conditioning system for a bus, four electric inverter air conditioning systems for buses, three diesel-electric propulsion systems for ferries and one seawater scrubber for a ferry, amounting to a total subsidy of about $142 million.

     At present, 108 approvals under the Fund are already on trial. Seventy-four of them have completed the trials, involving 44 electric light goods vehicles, eight single-deck electric buses, three electric taxis, two electric light buses, 28 hybrid light goods vehicles, 17 hybrid medium goods vehicles, five hybrid public light buses, one solar air-conditioning system for a bus, four electric inverter air-conditioning systems for buses, one diesel-electric propulsion system for a ferry and one seawater scrubber for a ferry have completed their trials. The EPD will continue to upload the interim and final reports once completed to the Fund's website for public information.

     The Government has put in place the $300 million Fund since March 2011 to subsidise the testing of 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-fuelled vehicles, conversion of in-use conventional vehicles to alternative-fuelled 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 (www.epd.gov.hk) or call the enquiry hotline on 2824 0022.
Ends/Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00
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