Hong Kong Eyes Green Transport in New Budget

Caixin Global | Feb 28, 2020 at 8:25 PM
  • Despite failed experiments with electric taxis and buses, Hong Kong is charging ahead with a new batch of trials involving electric ferries and minibuses, as well as charging infrastructure in private car parks.
  • In its latest annual budget released Wednesday, Hong Kong earmarked HK$80 million ($10.3 million) for a pilot program for electric public light buses, and HK$350 million for electric ferries, both set to be carried out in 2022 and 2023.
  • In 2011, the government set aside HK$300 million for a pilot program promoting electric vehicle use for taxis and logistics vans.