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36th batch of applications approved for trials of green innovative transport technologies under New Energy Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (September 21) announced its approval of the 36th batch of applications for the trials of green innovative transport technologies under the New Energy Transport Fund.
     The 21 newly approved applications are for the trials of 27 electric light goods vehicles, two electric heavy goods vehicles and one single-deck electric bus, involving a total subsidy of about $18.6 million. The applications are from:
AP Rentals Limited
Austin Agger Position Limited
China Recycling Co Limited
Corvette Engineering Company Limited
Crown Wine Cellars Limited
Crown Worldwide (HK) Limited
G.A.Y. Trading Limited
Guangdong Rainbow Tourist Transportation Co., Limited
High Way Development and Trading Limited
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited
KG Engineering Limited
Promise Transport & Logistic Co. Limited
Rich Union Engineering Limited
Scientific Gas Engineering Company Limited
Sharp Company
Stand Rich Creation Limited
Suny Ching Engineering Company Limited
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
Turbo Ice Company Limited
UPS Parcel Delivery Service Limited
Wholly Gain Limited
     The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 275, with the total subsidy amount of about $230 million. At present, a total of 136 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 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, September 21, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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