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26th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (July 19) announced its approval of the 26th batch of applications for the trials of green innovative transport technologies under the Pilot Green Transport Fund.
     The 20 newly approved applications are for the trials of 27 electric light goods vehicles and one hybrid light goods vehicle involving a total subsidy of about $5.5 million. The applications were from:
  • Cheung Mao Kee Electrical Company Limited
  • China Wealth Hong Kong Machine Limited
  • Chun Tat Motor Limited
  • Dream's Transportation Company
  • Fish Marketing Organization
  • Frans Trading Enterprises Company Limited
  • Garment Express Limited
  • Hong Kong Airlines Limited
  • Kamwai Tyre Service Limited
  • Kau Kee Hong Kong Limited
  • Koon Hing Engineering Co
  • New Method Cleaning Services Limited
  • Nice Global Logistics Limited
  • Real Best Limited
  • SATS HK Limited
  • Sendon Electrical Service
  • Shun Hing Electric Service Centre Limited
  • Sunshine Trading Company
  • Teamway Decoration and Engineering Limited
  • 668 Car
     The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 168 for testing 114 electric light goods vehicles, 21 single-deck electric buses, three electric light buses, three electric taxis, one electric medium goods vehicle (tractor), 49 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 $147 million.
     At present, 114 approvals under the Fund are already on trial. Seventy-seven of them have completed the trials, involving 47 electric light goods vehicles, eight single-deck electric buses, three electric taxis, two electric light buses, 28 hybrid light goods vehicles, 18 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. The EPD will continue to upload the interim and final reports once completed to the Fund's website for public information.
     The Government put in place the $300 million Fund in 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/Friday, July 19, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00
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