Hong Kong Uses First Batch of BYD Electric Cars
Hong Kong is now using the first batch of electric cars made by BYD a few days ago and is planning to purchase and use electric buses before the year ends. At the end of April there are 443 electric vehicles operating In Hong Kong, from 354 private cars, 25 commercial vans, 56 electric bikes and 8 buses.
Models of these electric vehicles differ and come from 21 different countries. The increasing amounts of electric vehicles users in Hong Kong prompted the government to build a thousand public charging stations across the city. BYD’s e6 electric car when fully charged can travel of up to 300 kilometers or 250 kilometers with air conditioning. The amount of electric vehicles registered in Hong Kong is only a small portion and have not put a dent in the 700,000 cars that a registered
The Hong Kong government is now planning to add more electric cars and will be funding HK$180 million to the bus company to purchase electric buses for trial operations by the end of the year. The government will also be offering tax deductions to buyers of electric vehicles and will be exempting the fees for any electric vehicles that will be registered for the first time. Companies and enterprises purchasing electric vehicles can request for a 100 percent deduction on corporate income tax on the first year.