Hong Kong to Ramp Up EV Charging Capacity

The Hong Kong government is targeting the installation of 7,000 electric vehicle charging stations at its government car parks by 2025.

The move is part of a number of new measures to curb carbon emissions, with the government promising to also provide additional parking spots with electric vehicle (EV) chargers as part of its five measures to reduce carbon emissions.

A previous target of introducing 5,000 charging facilities by 2025 was accomplished ahead of schedule. As of September 2022, there were about 5,300 EV chargers in Hong Kong, including 2,200 located in government facilities, the South China Morning Post reports.

Promoting the adoption of new energy transport has been one of the major strategies of the SAR’s government to improve air quality.

In a paper presented to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, the government also pledged to test hydrogen fuel cell buses and heavy vehicles in 2023, test electric ferries by 2024, conduct trials for at least 180 electric commercial vehicles and introduce about 700 electric buses and 3,000 electric taxis by 2027.

Released in 2021, the Hong Kong government’s Climate Action Plan aims to cut carbon emissions by half of the levels in 2005 before 2035 and attain carbon neutrality by 2050. Last year Chief Executive John Lee said the government would stop registering new fuel‑propelled and hybrid private cars in 2035 or earlier.

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