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35th batch of applications approved for trials of green innovative transport technologies under New Energy Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (June 1) announced its approval of the 35th batch of applications for the trials of green innovative transport technologies under the New Energy Transport Fund.
     The five newly approved applications are for the trials of four electric light goods vehicles and one single-deck electric bus, involving a total subsidy of about $3.6 million. The applications are from:
A & S (HK) Logistics Limited
Ferrari Logistics (Asia) Limited
Ka Kwok Transportation Company Limited
Kingdom Engineering Company
Smooth Contracting Limited
     The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 258, with the total subsidy amount of about $212 million. At present, a total of 134 approved trials under the Fund have been completed. The EPD will 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 to 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, June 1, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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