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  1. Full honours for motorcycle officer killed in crash

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... police honours, died after a head-on collision with a car allegedly driven by a drunk driver. His death has sparked a heated debate over the need to reform drink-driving laws. Mourners included ... Yok-sing, James To Kun-sun and Bernard Chan. Chan's motorcycle collided with a car driven by Wu Wing-cho, 28, while the officer was riding to an accident in Cheung Sha Wan on March 18. ...

  2. Police motorcyclist's death sparks union call for highway patrol cars

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Clifford Lo Police unions want to discuss the possibility of traffic officers using cars instead of motorcycles for highway patrols, following an accident in which ... could be explored, including using police cars instead of motorcycles for highway patrols. Chief Superintendent Kenneth Li Kin-fai, head of the public relations branch, said the force placed ...

  3. New-car tax fails to solve old car problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For a government with a reputation for tiptoeing around a problem rather than going straight for the jugular, the proposed increase in registration tax for new private cars does not come ... The measure may even worsen congestion- cars are a status symbol due to their high cost, so a bigger tax could make them more desirable. We already have a form of road pricing with fees to use ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, Wan Chai. 4 hurt in police-car collision A police cruiser with siren sounding and warning light flashing collided with a Mercedes-Benz- leaving two officers, the driver of the Mercedes and a pedestrian injured. The police vehicle was on the way to a theft and trying to run a red light when the crash happened at the junction of Hung Hom Road and Tak Man Street just before noon. The three ...

  5. Electric cars take mass appeal route to a cleaner HK

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... travel in Hong Kong, while organisers CLP Power are featuring their solutions to the infrastructure such cars need to stay charged. Tesla, which makes the Roadster electric vehicle, has sold 10 ... and noise pollution benefits. According to Ron Chung, electric mobility development manager at CLP, the total amount drivers spend on petrol for their cars is about seven times what it would cost ...

  6. Electric cars will not be popular

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The electric car made by Mitsubishi costs HK$395,000. This is quite expensive for a car. I don't think it will attract a lot of buyers in Hong Kong. After all, who would want to be constantly recharging their car's battery when you can just go to a petrol station? It takes seven hours to charge the battery, and it needs recharging after going just 160 kilometres. The car ...

  7. Forget electric cars, HK must adapt to warming

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... a global agreement to cut emissions to the levels needed to prevent a warming of more than two degrees looks unobtainable. So rather than buying electric cars in the hope of stopping climate ...

  8. 300b yuan earmarked to develop green cars

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Beijing plans to spend up to 374 billion yuan over the next five years cutting emissions, with about 80 per cent of the money earmarked for developing hybrid and electric car ... energy-efficient technologies. China, the world's largest car market with sales of 13.6 million vehicles, is also struggling to limit oil consumption. The NDRC estimates there will be three million ...

  9. Get into MyCar for a cheap eco-friendly ride

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ed Joyce

    ... Ed Joyce MyCar is Hong Kong's first home-grown electric car thanks to a joint venture between Polytechnic University and EuAuto Technology. It is tiny, smaller in every dimension than ... a gradual gathering of momentum to beyond pedestrian speed. However, it soon becomes clear that in Hung Hom's busy streets, the MyCar is in its element. Anything faster would be unnecessary. ...

  10. Commuters urged to keep cars off roads for one day

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong drivers are being urged to keep their cars off the roads on the 22nd of next month to show their support for the fight against climate change. Environmental group ... for the first time this year. Mr Koo said: 'We hope top officials will at least become a role model for the public by not taking private car trips on that day, and that will be the yardstick ...




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