Promotion of Electric Vehicles in Hong Kong




Electric vehicles (EVs) have no tailpipe emissions. Replacing conventional vehicles with EVs can help improve roadside air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A wider use of EVs also contributes to the development of environmental industries.

The Finance Secretary chairs a Steering Committee on the Promotion of EVs with members drawn from various sectors to recommend a strategy complementary with specific measures to promote the use of electric vehicles in Hong Kong, having regard to the resulting energy efficiency, environmental benefits and the creation of business opportunities.

Government’s Measures to Promote the Use of
Electric Vehicles

The Government has been promoting the use of EVs by the following measures – 

  1. First Registration Tax for EVs is waived till end March 2017. Furthermore, enterprises which procure EVs are allowed 100% profits tax deduction for the capital expenditure on EVs in the first year of procurement.
  2. A HK$300 million Pilot Green Transport Fund has been put in place since March 2011 for application by transport operators and non-profit-making organizations providing services to their clients and goods vehicle owners, encouraging them to try out innovative green and low carbon transport technologies (including EVs).
  3. The ultimate policy objective of the Government is to have zero emission buses running across the territory. To this end, the Government allocated $180 million for franchised bus companies to purchase 36 single-deck electric buses for trial runs to assess their operational efficiency and performance under the local conditions. The first batch of five battery-electric buses has commenced operation by end 2015, and the remaining electric buses are expected to be put into service progressively in 2016.

EV Models in Hong Kong

As at end of April 2016, there are 5289 EVs for road use, up from less than 100 in end 2010. At present, 54 EV models from seven countries have been type-approved by the Transport Department (TD). These include 36 models for private cars and motorcycles, 18 models for public transport and commercial vehicles, listed as follows.

Vehicle classification Name of Retailer Contact Telephone Model
Private cars     Euauto MyCar
Private cars Universal Cars Limited 2721-1111 Mitsubishi iMiEV
Private cars Honest Motors Limited 2262-1088 Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF Plus
Nissan E-NV200 5-seater
Nissan E-NV200 7-seater
Private cars Tesla Motors HK Limited 3974-0288

Tesla Model S
85kWh Performance
70kWh Dual Motor
85kWh Performance Dual Motor
85kWh Dual Motor
90kWh Dual Motor
90kWh Performance Dual Motor
Tesla Roadster

Private cars BMW Concessionaires (HK) Ltd. 3193-6890 BMW i3 (I01)
Private cars Wearnes Motors (HK) Ltd. 2927-3538 Renault Fluence Z.E.
Renault ZOE
Renault ZOE (16 Alloy Wheel)
Renault ZOE (R240)
Private cars BYD (H.K.) Co., Ltd 5466-6877
BYD e6
Private cars Fortune Dragon Motors Ltd 2433-8838 TAZZARI "EM1"
Private cars Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Ltd. 2594-8800 Daimler Smart fortwo
Private cars Volkswagen Group Hong Kong Ltd. 3698-9618 Volkswagen “eGOLF 85kW 24.2kWh CL”
Motorcycles     Brammo Enertia
Brammo Enertia Plus
Brammo Empulse
Brammo Empulse R
E-MAX "120LD+"
Vectrix VX-1
Motorcycles GMI 2443-6333 GMI Proton 750
GMI Proton 850
Motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Hong Kong 2320-0064 Zero S (ZF9)
Zero SR ZF11.4
Light goods vehicles     Smith Edison Panel Van
Light goods vehicles     Smith Edison light goods vehicle
Light goods vehicles Fortune Dragon Motors Ltd 2433-8838 Micro-vett electric Doblo (based on Fiat Doblo)
Light goods vehicles Wearnes Motors (HK) Ltd. 2927-3538 Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Light goods vehicles Universal Cars Limited 2721-1111 Mitsubishi Minicab iMiEV
Light goods vehicles Honest Motors Limited 2262-1088 Nissan E-NV200 5-seater
Medium goods vehicles     Smith Newton
Light bus     Smith Edison
Bus BYD (H.K.) Co., Ltd 6901-4188
Bus Great Dragon International Corp. Ltd. 2768-2466 Shandong Yixing
HC-150-120 (Great Dragon)
HC-150-105 (Feiyan)
Bus Confidence Motors Limited 2668-1084 Wuzhoulong
Bus Regal Motors Ltd. 2668-1486 Youngman "JNP6122UC" ultra capacitor bus
Taxi BYD (H.K.) Co., Ltd 5466-6877
BYD e6

For EV models that are available for sale in Hong Kong, please check with vehicle retailers or manufacturers.

Charging Facilities

The availability of charging facilities is critical to promoting the wider adoption of EVs. We have therefore been working with the private sector in expanding the EV charging infrastructure in Hong Kong. As at end of March 2016, there are over 1 300 EV chargers for public use including more than 200 medium chargers in Hong Kong, covering all 18 districts in various types of buildings. In addition, there are now 15 CHAdeMO quick chargers set up at various districts, such that there is one within around 15 km. There are also 145 other quick chargers using other charging standards. The Government has launched a pilot scheme that enables suppliers of electric taxis to install quick chargers at car parks administered by the Transport Department. We will closely monitor the growth in the number of EVs and consider the need to further expand and enhance the charging network in a timely manner.

Regarding support to EV users, a hotline (3757 6222) was set up at the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department to provide information and technical support to interested parties in setting up EV chargers at car parks. Besides, guidelines have been issued on the arrangements and technical requirements in setting up EV chargers.

Please see below the following information related to charging facilities:-

  1. Technical Guidelines on Charging Facilities for Electric Vehicles (issued by Electrical and Mechanical Services Department)

News and Events


A Joint Seminar on setting up electric vehicle chargers in existing private residential and commercial buildings

Invitation flyer



Second invitation to electric taxi suppliers to set up quick chargers at government car parks

Terms of Invitation

Submission Deadline


100 public EV medium chargers available for use in August (with photos)

Medium Charger Locations at Government Car Parks


EPD invites electric taxi suppliers to set up quick chargers at government car parks

Invitation Notice


Further Information

For further information, please contact us at:

Email: ev@epd.gov.hk





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