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37th batch of applications approved for trials of green innovative transport technologies under New Energy Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (December 23) announced its approval of the 37th batch of applications for the trials of green innovative transport technologies under the New Energy Transport Fund.

     The 22 newly approved applications are for the trials of four electric taxis, 17 electric light goods vehicles, two electric medium goods vehicles, one electric light bus, three electric single-deck buses and two electric kaitos, involving a total subsidy of about $24.6 million. The applications are from:
1 Sam Ho Engineering Limited
Cherry Motor Services (HK) Limited
China Geology (Hong Kong) Industry Limited
Corvette Engineering Company Limited
Darwin Engineering Limited
Double Gain Engineering Limited
Eastern Ferry Company Limited
F.H. Security Services Company Limited
Fan Nancy
Health Food & Beverage Group Limited
King Son Motors Company Limited
Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited
Ming Chun Engineering Co
Modern Terminals Limited
Park Island Transport Company Limited
Shun Yuen Construction Company Limited
The Dairy Farm Company, Limited
Tung Nam Motors Limited
Wang Fai Motors Company Limited
Wing Ho Yuen Landscaping Company Limited
Yee Hop Engineering Company Limited
Yeung Wui Wing

     The latest approval brings the total number of trials being pursued under the Fund to 293, with the total subsidy amount of about $253 million. At present, a total of 140 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.

     In addition, the New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee supported the setting aside of $200 million under the Fund to trial the hydrogen fuel cell double-decker buses and heavy vehicles on a project basis to comprehensively test their operational performance in the local environment.

     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/Friday, December 23, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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