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34th batch of applications approved for trials of green innovative transport technologies under New Energy Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (February 9) announced its approval of the 34th batch of applications for the trials of green innovative transport technologies under the New Energy Transport Fund.
     The 30 newly approved applications are for the trials of three electric vessels, four electric taxis, one electric light bus, eight single-deck electric buses and 20 electric light goods vehicles, involving a total subsidy of about $26 million. The applications are from:
Asia Container Terminals Limited
Buttons International Limited
Chun Yan Management Limited
Chung Shing Taxi Limited
Concrete Services Limited
CSX World Terminals Hong Kong Limited
DS&LJ Investment Limited
Ever Success Enterprise Limited
Fong's Logistics Limited
Fu Ming Tyres Services Limited
Golden Smart International Travel Agency Limited
Hongkong International Terminals Limited
Jubilee Prime Limited
Kai Fat Harbour Cleaning Services Limited
L & T Success Company Limited
Luen Fat Eng.
Man Fung Auto Limited
Pet Sensei Limited
Sang Kee Building Maintenance Company Limited
Standard Glory Management Limited
Talent Scout Management Limited
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Triangle Bus Limited
Wai Tak Engineering Limited
Wan Chong Company Limited
Wan Chun Development Investment Company Limited
Wash Your Pet Pet (Spa) Limited
Wholesome Company
Wing Ming (Car Rental) Company Limited
Yick Tung Engineering Co.
     The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 256, with a total subsidy amount of about $209 million.
     At present, 163 approved trials under the Fund are already on trial. One hundred and twenty-two of them have completed the trials, involving 71 electric light goods vehicles, 11 single-deck electric buses, three electric taxis, three electric light buses, 47 hybrid light goods vehicles, 27 hybrid medium goods vehicles, 10 hybrid light buses, two single-deck hybrid 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 trial reports once completed to the Fund's website for public information.
     The Government has put in place the Fund since March 2011 to subsidise the testing and encourage wider use of green innovative transport technologies for a variety of commercial transport tools including goods vehicles (including special purpose vehicles), taxis, light buses, buses, vessels, motorcycles, non-road vehicles (applicable to vehicle models approved by the Transport Department or the Airport Authority Hong Kong), or the aforesaid transport tools of charitable/non-profit-making organisations providing services to their clients. The technologies to be subsidised include new energy vehicles or vessels, conversion of in-use conventional vehicles or vessels to new energy vehicles or vessels, and after-treatment emission reduction devices or fuel-saving devices applicable to vehicles and vessels. Transport operators and charitable/non-profit-making organisations may apply for trying out different green innovative technology products subject to a maximum subsidy of $10 million for each application and a total of $12 million for each applicant.
     For more information on the Fund and the approved applications, please visit the website of the Fund (www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/environmentinhk/air/prob_solutions/new-energy-transport-fund.html) or call the enquiry hotline on 2824 0022.
Ends/Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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