Electric Vehicle

Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

The coach can travel 250 to 300 kilometres on a three-hour charge and reach a speed of 80km/h. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Power company CLP, which introduced Hong Kong's first electric coach yesterday, says it plans eventually to replace all its staff shuttle buses with the non-polluting vehicles.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 9:05am 1 comment

Ford steps on the gas for Hong Kong taxi market share

BYD might launch electric taxis after the Lunar New Year.

For the first time in a decade commuters will be spoiled for choice when hailing a taxi in the city. Following on the tail of carmakers BYD, Nissan, and a local Fiat dealer, the biggest commercial carmaker in the United States, Ford Motor, says it also wants a piece of Hong Kong's taxi market, which Toyota has dominated since 2003.

8 May 2015 - 4:37pm

Time for HK to get serious about electric buses

Greatly reducing the pollution of Hong Kong's roadside air is as easy as replacing the fleet of ageing diesel buses with electric ones. The solution is as near as Shenzhen, where a leading producer of such vehicles, BYD, is based.

2 Oct 2012 - 2:49am 2 comments

HK must fast-track switch to electric buses

HK must fast-track switch to electric buses

Hong Kong has recently experienced record-breaking smog levels. The Environmental Protection Department said that roadside pollution in 2011 was the worst on record.

13 Aug 2012 - 11:13am

BYD eyes building tower in HK to charge e-taxis

Electric carmaker BYD Automobile said it would consider building a multi-storey charging tower in Hong Kong if the government provided land and policy support.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Education is the key to reducing levels of roadside air pollution

There has been a call for motorists to stop driving their cars once a month to alleviate Hong Kong's air pollution problems.

It was reported that if 45 companies and 400,000 private car owners take part, this could reduce the city's carbon emissions by 660 tonnes a year ('Drivers urged to leave cars at home once a month', September 7).

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Car of the future to electrify HK

Prepare for some surprises. The i MiEV looks like James 'Avatar' Cameron might have had a hand in its design. That familiar-looking round black plastic cap at the back of the vehicle is not where you shove the petrol pump nozzle. And if you're expecting something like a souped-up electric carving knife on wheels, think again.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Power firm's bus to Lamma wind turbine irks residents

Diesel vehicle on island path a 'danger and contradiction'

Hongkong Electric has been using a diesel-powered minibus to ferry people to its showcase renewable-energy wind turbine on Lamma Island, and it has raised some hackles.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Taxi drivers welcome extension of deadline for diesel levy concessions

Taxi drivers cautiously welcomed the extension of diesel duty concessions to December 31.

Duty will revert to the June 1998 level on January 1, 2001, when a formal switch to LPG taxis begins.

In June 1998, Mr Tsang offered a nine-month concession on diesel duty as a temporary relief in view of the economic downturn.

9 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

So negative

Keith Addison is right to ask the Environmental Protection Department to explain its shilly-shallying on biodiesel (letter, South China Morning Post, July 20).

All too often bright ideas are dismissed out of hand by Hong Kong's government bodies - unless and until a multi-million-dollar study is conducted.

28 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Coming clean on transport

THE Government will carry out a trial scheme to test the feasibility of electric vehicles in a long-term effort to combat air pollution. One or two of its diesel-driven vehicles will be replaced by zero-emission power-driven vehicles and their performancemonitored.

22 Apr 1993 - 12:00am