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  1. Community can help our drivers switch on to the electric dream

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your editorial ('Electric vehicle dream still stuck in first gear', November 20). Hong Kong is assuming a proactive role in the promotion of electric vehicles. ... is to encourage car manufacturers to target Hong Kong, which we believe is the ideal setting for the operation of electric mobility and which they can use to showcase their electric models. Hong Kong ...

  2. Electric vehicle dream still stuck in first gear

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Electric cars would seem to be an ideal choice for Hong Kong. Our compact city's crowded, narrow streets and high pollution levels are all good reasons for using such vehicles. ... But the talk won't be convincing without the necessary infrastructure and right mindset. Officials have often spoken of electric and hybrid vehicles in the context of reducing air pollution. ...

  3. 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 can travel up to 394km on a single charge. However, even the cheapest model will cost enthusiasts HK$988,000. The market for electric vehicles is expected to take off not just for their air ...

  4. Electric dreams

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen FOR MANY, the electric car is seen as a modern artefact of the environmental movement. However, electric vehicles have had a long and varied history since they were invented in the 1800s. Between 1899 and 1902 the world road-speed record was held by Camille Jenatzy, who drove into the record books with his Jamais Contente- a car powered by electricity. The cars popularity ...

  5. Step up effort to install charging stations for electric vehicles

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am pleased to see that progress has been made with electric cars in Hong Kong. First the government sanctioned the import of the Mitsubishi iMiEV from Japan. And then CLP Power gave employees a chance to drive these vehicles that can hopefully help reduce the city's serious levels of air pollution ('CLP employees to take electric cars for a spin', August 6). CLP ...

  6. Shenzhen electric cabs blaze trail for China

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam They have no combustion engine, no exhaust pipe and make no emissions or noise. They're China's first indigenous electric taxis. Beijing hopes they will dramatically reduce air pollution in cities- and place China at the centre of the future of the car industry. 'You simply start the electric taxi by pressing an 'on/off' button. ...

  7. 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 ... of supporting infrastructure for electric cars. There are very few charging stations in Hong Kong for drivers whose batteries are running low. With these inconveniences, however much the technology ...

  8. Forget electric cars, HK must adapt to warming

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

    ... with Tom Holland Among the initiatives in last week's budget intended 'to promote a green economy', the government said it would buy between 10 and 20 electric vehicles a year for the next few years. 'Phew,' you are probably thinking, 'that will halt global warming in its tracks. Thanks to the Hong Kong government and its electric vehicles, we can ...

  9. No excuse not to switch bus fleet to diesel-electric hybrid models

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong, KMB continues to study the feasibility of electric hybrid vehicles and the use of alternative fuels. In a letter to these columns in 2004, Susanne Ho, the head of corporate communications at KMB, pointed out that the diesel-electric hybrid technology for buses was still in its infancy and was limited to a small number of single-deck prototypes. She said that issues ...

  10. Gateway Apartments goes green for electricity supply

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... A solar-powered energy system has been installed to supply electricity to the two serviced apartment blocks owned by Gateway Apartments in Tsim Sha Tsui. 'It will provide 120,000 kilowatt-hours per year of clean, renewable electricity to the building's water-heating system, offsetting nearly 70 tonnes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases annually,' said Rene Holenweger, ...




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