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New Energy Transport Fund (previously named Pilot Green Transport Fund)

 

 

Background 

Applications for Trial (AT) 

- Eligibility for Application

- Subsidy Level

- Limits of Applications

- Application for the Fund

- Subsidy Agreement

- Product Performance Data Collection

- Approved Trials 

- Invitation for Provision of Subsidized Products 

- Trial Products 

- Trial Reports

Applications for Use (AU) 

- Eligibility for Application

- Subsidy Level

- Limits of Applications

- Application for the Fund

- Subsidy Agreement

- Approved Applications

Steering Committee

News and Events 

References

 

For further information, please contact us at: 

New Energy Transport Fund Secretariat
Environmental Protection Department
33/F, Revenue Tower
5 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Telephone: 2824 0022

Fax: 2838 2155

Email: netf@epd.gov.hk

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Background

In Hong Kong, the transport sector, including road and marine transport, was the largest air pollution source in 2017. It accounted for about 53% of the local fine suspended particulates, 57% of nitrogen oxides and 53% of sulphur dioxide. The sector is also responsible for about 18% of local greenhouse gas emissions. The exhaust emissions of motor vehicles are also the main cause of roadside air pollution.

To help improve roadside air quality and reduce carbon emissions, thereby helping to avert global climate change, the Government put in place a $300 million Pilot Green Transport Fund (PGTF) to subsidise the transport trade and charitable/non-profit making organisations to try out green innovative transport technologies in March 2011.

To further encourage trial and wider use of green innovative transport technologies, the Government injected additional $800 million to the fund to extend its scope as below in 2020 and renamed the PGTF as the “New Energy Transport Fund” (“NET Fund”) in September of the same year:
(i) Applications under the original scope of the PGTF are categorised as “Applications for Trial” (“AT”) and detailed conditions of subsidy are also refined;
(ii) A new section of “Applications for Use” (“AU”) is created to subsidise the transport sector and charitable/non-profit making organisations to directly procure products of the technologies that have been proved under the AT to be relatively mature and suitable for adoption locally. 

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Applications for Trial (AT)

 

Eligibility for Application

Eligible Applicants

An AT applicant must be an existing transport operator based in Hong Kong (including cross-boundary transport) who:

  1. operates 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 organizations providing services to their clients;
     
  2. has been in the relevant transport service for more than one year with supporting documents to show at least one-year ownership/use of the conventional counterpart of the green innovative technology product proposed for trial;
     
  3. will likely remain in the service after the trial to bear fruit;
     
  4. has the potential to put the new technology under test into wider use in its own operation upon successful trial;
     
  5. has already installed or will apply to install its own charging station in the same application to support daily charging of the subsidised product if it is an electric or plug-in hybrid ones, unless it is exempted by the Government;
     
  6. is willing to share with other operators the findings of the test of subsidised product;
     
  7. is not receiving or has not received funding from other Government sources, public bodies or charitable organizations for the same purpose of the application, except the tax incentive schemes to encourage the use of electric vehicles and environment-friendly commercial vehicles;
     
  8. is not a supplier or manufacturer of green innovative technology product proposed for trial, or its related companies*. 

            * : "Related Companies" under the NET Fund is defined as:
          (i) a holding company (including individual) which directly owns more than 50% shares of an applicant;
          (ii) a subsidiary company with more than 50% shares directly owned more by the holding company in (i); and
          (iii) a subsidiary company with more than 50% shares directly owned by the applicant.
          Please refer to Coverage of [Related Companies] PDF file

 

Technologies Supported

AT subsidises trial of green innovative transport technology which:

  1. works on sound scientific principles;
     
  2. outperforms its conventional counterpart by emitting significantly less air pollutant or greenhouse gas, or demonstrating much better fuel economy. However, regular upgrading of emission performance of conventional fossil fuel transport tools in accordance with the prevailing international standards (e.g. European standards) should not generally be qualified for application;
     
  3. has not been commonly or widely used for day-to-day operation in the relevant transport trade locally;
     
  4. is affordable to the transport trades in respect of capital and operation costs;
     
  5. is likely able to cope with the local operating conditions such as hilly terrain, hot and humid climate, intensity of operation, etc.;
     
  6. does not violate any statutory requirements such as roadworthiness, fire safety, etc. and can satisfy the approval requirements of the relevant regulatory authorities;
     
  7. is not for research purpose; and
     
  8. is not covered under the Applications for Use of the NET Fund.

 

The products to be subsidised for commercial transport may involve:

  1. new energy vehicles or vessels such as electric vehicles or vessels, hybrid vehicles or vessels, plug-in hybrid vehicles or vessels, etc.;
     
  2. after-treatment emission reduction devices applicable to vehicles or vessels such as diesel particulate filters, selective catalytic reduction devices, exhaust gas recirculation systems, wet scrubbers, etc.;
     
  3. fuel saving devices applicable to vehicles or vessels; or
     
  4. conversion of in-use conventional (e.g. petrol, diesel or liquefied petroleum gas) vehicles or vessels to new energy vehicles or vessels.


As technology continues to develop, green innovative technology products other than the above may also be available for trial by the transport sectors.  The Steering Committee will consider such applications on a case-by-case basis.


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Subsidy Level

AT only subsidizes the capital cost of the hardware (including installation cost if applicable) of the green innovative technology product proposed for trial but not the associated recurrent expenditure.  Please refer to the Table below for the subsidy level of various technologies.

An applicant is allowed to submit more than one application to try out different technologies or to test products from different suppliers for the same technology under the same application to compare performance subject to the caps in the Table.  The total AT subsidy for each applicant and its related companies is capped at $12 million. The cap cannot be combined with the subsidy cap of $12 million for Applications for Use of the NET Fund, and vice versa. 
 

Green innovative technology product under AT

Subsidy level

Subsidy cap

(a)

New Energy Transport Products (vehicles and vessels) 

(i)

Subsidy per product

(i)

Price premium between the new energy transport product and its conventional counterpart or 50% of the cost of the new energy transport product, whichever is higher 

$3 million per vehicle,
$10 million per vessel, and
 

$10 million per application

(ii)

Related support system 

(ii)

75% of the set-up cost

(b)

Conventional Transport Tools (diesel, petrol or liquefied petroleum gas vehicles and vessels)

(i)

After-treatment emission reduction device;

75% of the cost of after-treatment or fuel saving device including installation, or the conversion cost of the conventional vehicle

$1.5 million per after-treatment or fuel saving device or conventional vehicle conversion,

 

 

$3 million per engine or propulsion device of vessel, and

(ii)

Fuel saving device;

(iii)

Conversion of in-use conventional vehicle to new energy vehicle 

(iv)

Engine retrofit or testing of new energy engine or propulsion device for conventional vessel 75% of new energy engine or propulsion device of vessel, including installation $10 million per application

As technology continues to develop, green innovative technology products other than the above may also be available for trial by the transport sectors.  The Steering Committee will consider such applications on a case-by-case basis.  Related subsidy levels and caps are the same as above.

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Limits of Applications

There are limits on the number of AT applications for each type of transport (1) and on the number of products being tested. Please see the Table below. Also, each application is limited to one type of green innovative transport technology, and one type of transport. 

 

 

Limit on each green innovative transport technology
used on each type of transport
 
(e.g. electric taxi, vessel, emission reduction device)

(a)

Total no. of applications

15 applications (2)

(b)

Total no. of products tested in one application

50% of the no. of conventional transport owned by the applicant that are of the same type as the test transport (3), maximum of 6 products (4)

(c)

Total no. of products from the same supplier in one application
 

50% of the no. of conventional transport owned by the applicant that are of the same type as the test transport (3), maximum of 2 for electric taxis and 3 for other products (4)

(d)

Total no. of applications approved for an applicant and its related companies

4 to 7 applications, depending on the situation

Note:

(1)

Transport means commercial vessels or various classes of commercial vehicles, including motorcycle, light bus, taxi, and various classes of goods vehicles and buses. See the Guide to Applications for Trial.

(2)

Except electric light goods vehicle, hybrid light and medium goods vehicles and hybrid light bus.

(3)

Except non-profit-making organizations.

(4)

For calculating the number of conventional transport, van type and non-van type light goods vehicles can be counted together; medium goods vehicles are counted regardless of permitted gross vehicle weights and similarly for heavy goods vehicles; buses are counted regardless of number of seats. If the applicant owns only one conventional transport of the same type as the trial transport, the limit on the number of trial product is 1.

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Application

Please refer to the following documents for AT application.

 

Guide to Applications for Trial  PDF file
(Updated date: 1 September 2020)

 

Form for Applications for Trial  Word file

 

Requirements for Application on Trial of New Energy Vehicles PDF file

 

An applicant has to fill out the above application form (including signatures and company chop) and submit it together with the required supporting documents by the following means:

 

(a) By post or by hand:

The New Energy Transport Fund Secretariat
The Environmental Protection Department
33/F, Revenue Tower
5 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Or

(b) By e-mail:

netf@epd.gov.hk
( Note: For application submitted by email, the total file size of the attachment is limited to 10Mb and the file format must be .docx, .jpg or .pdf )

 

The Secretariat will normally be able to complete assessing an application in one to two months and report the outcome to the Steering Committee for deliberation if all the requested information is properly provided in the application.  However, a longer time may be required should there be many applications awaiting the vetting or the application involves a technology or issues that require more time to consider.  The Secretariat will notify the applicant before the Steering Committee considers his application.

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Subsidy Agreement

 After an application has been approved, the applicant, as the subsidy recipient, must sign an agreement with the Government and shall comply with all the agreement terms and conditions for receiving the AT subsidy from the NET Fund.  Attached below is a sample agreement for reference.  In the final agreement to be signed between the successful applicant and the Government, the Government may revise the terms to cater for the situations of the subject application and the relevant recommendations of the Steering Committee. 

 

Sample Agreement for Applications for Trial  PDF file

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Product Performance Data Collection

During the trial period, the subsidy recipient shall record fuel/energy consumption, maintenance cost and any other relevant data on a daily basis for evaluating the performance of the subsidized product being tested. The subsidy recipient shall also provide for comparison the performance of conventional product(s) used for the same or similar purpose during the trial period or other historical period to be required in the subsidy agreement. The subsidy recipient shall provide the types of data in the form specified by the Government. Please refer to the sample forms below for the types of data to be collected for an example of electric vehicles and conventional vehicles.

Product
 

Sample forms
 

Electric Vehicle/Vessel

Trial Operation Report (Electric Vehicle/Vessel)

Maintenance Report of Trial Product (Electric Vehicle/Vessel)

Maintenance Report of Trial Product (Charging System)

Hybrid Vehicle/Vessel

Trial Operation Report (Hybrid Vehicle/Vessel)

Maintenance Report of Trial Product (Hybrid Vehicle/Vessel)

Conventional Vehicle/Vessel

 

Trial Operation Report (Conventional Vehicle/Vessel)

Maintenance Report (Conventional Vehicle/Vessel)

Emission Reduction / Fuel Saving Device Retrofitted on Vehicle/Vessel
 

Trial Operation Daily Report (Emission Reduction / Fuel Saving Device)

Non-routine Maintenance Report of Trial Product (Emission Reduction / Fuel Saving Device)

Trial Operation Monthly Report (Emission Reduction / Fuel Saving Device)

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Approved Trials

There are 193 trials under the AT for testing 141 electric light goods vehicles, 18 single-deck electric buses, three electric light buses, three electric taxis, one electric medium goods vehicle (tractor), 48 hybrid light goods vehicles, 27 hybrid medium goods vehicles, 20 hybrid public light buses, two single-deck hybrid buses, one solar air-conditioning system for bus, four electric inverter air conditioning systems for buses, three diesel-electric propulsion systems for ferries and one seawater scrubber for ferry, involving a total subsidy of about $149 million.

Details of the trials PDF file

Summary of number of applications and products in the trials PDF file

 

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Invitation for Provision of Subsidized Products

You may click on the below link to find out the invitation posted by the subsidy recipients for provision of subsidized products.

 

Current notices of invitation 

 

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Trial Products 

Below is the information about the green innovative technology products now under trial and other relevant information for reference.

 

Electric Vehicles

 

Information about the products under trial:

Vehicle Class
 

Model and
Trial Product Information
 

Subsidy Recipients and Trial

Light goods vehicle (van type)

Joylong EW4

Elephant Motors Company Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Moving Service
 
 

Joylong EW5

Pan Kee Engineering Co. Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Civil Engineering Industry
 
 

Micro-Vett Electric Doblo

Chi Shing Transportation Company - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Construction Industry

Hong Kong Automobile Association - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Emergency Vehicle Rescue Service

Kwoon Chung Motors Company Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Servicing Passenger Transport Industry
 
 

Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV

Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Catering Service

Gate Gourmet Hong Kong Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Catering Service

The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Electric Light Goods Vehicles on Campus

Tong Kee Engineering Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Engineering Industry
 
 

Nissan e-NV200

Airport Freight Forwarding Centre Company Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Logistics Industry

DHL Express (Hong Kong) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Courier Service II

Ever Success Enterprise Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Vehicle Repairing and Maintenance Product Delivery

Hong Kong Productivity Council - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Industry Support Organization

LF Logistics (Hong Kong) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Logistics Service II

Kum Shing (K.F.) Construction Company Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Construction Industry

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for University

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for University II

Waste & Environmental Technologies Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Environmental Service
 
 

Nissan e-NV200(2018)

Pan Asia Pacific Aviation Services Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Aviation Maintenance Products Delivery
 
 

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.

Airport Authority Hong Kong - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Airport Operation

BioCycle (Hong Kong) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Pest Management Service

C & C Logistic Services Company Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Logistics Service

Chun Dak Engineering (HK-Macau) Company Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Construction Industry

CM Geotechnics Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Civil Engineering Industry

DHL Express (Hong Kong) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Courier Service

Hong Kong International School Association Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for School

French International School "Victor Segalen" Association Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for School

Kau Kee Hong Kong Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Retail and Wholesale Industry

LF Logistics (Hong Kong) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Logistics Services

Lung Wai Air-Conditioner & Electrical Engineering Co. - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Building Services

Mak Hang Kei (Hong Kong) Construction Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Construction Industry

New Method Cleaning Services Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Cleaning Service

Ray Ray Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicle for Exhibition Production and Stage Decoration Services

Swire Beverages Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Beverage Delivery

The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Electric Light Goods Vehicles on Campus
 
 

Smith Edison Panel Van

Federal Express (Hong Kong) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Courier Service

TNT Express Worldwide (HK) Limited - Electric Light Goods Vehicles for Courier Service
 
 

Taxi

BYD e6

Lai Sun Motors Company Limited - Electric New Territories Taxi

Shu Sang Taxi Company - Electric New Territories Taxis

Sunny Engineering Company - Electric New Territories Taxi
 
 

Private bus

Shandong Yixing Feiyan

International Trademart Company Limited - Electric Buses for KITEC and MTR Kowloon Bay Station Shuttle Service

Sun Bus Limited - Electric Buses for Shuttle Service
 
 

Public bus

BYD C9R

Tai On Investment Limited - Electric Bus for Coach Hiring Service
 
 

Wuzhoulong FDG6102EVG

The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Electric Shuttle Buses on Campus
 
 

Light bus

King Long Public bus XMQ6706CYBEVS

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Electric Light Bus for University
 
 

Wuzhoulong FDG6700EVG

Hotel ICON Limited - Electric Light Buses for Hotel Guest Shuttle Service
 
 

 

Other References:

 

Hybrid Vehicles
 

Information about the products under trial:

Vehicle Class
 

Model and
Trial Product Information
 

Subsidy Recipients and Trial

Light goods vehicle (non-van type)

Hino 300 Series Hybrid 5.5t

A. S. Watson Group (HK) Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Supermarket

Atta-Trans Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Logistics Service

Ecospace Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Chemical Waste Collection

Kau Kee Development Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Retail Industry

Kei Shun International Logistic Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Logistics Service

Kingsforce Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Seafood Delivery

S.F. Express (Hong Kong) Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Courier Service

Shing Hing Chemical Company Limited- Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Chemical Products Delivery

Tong Shun Hing Poultry Hong Kong Co. Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Poultry Products Delivery

Wai Men Yuen Gardening & Engineering Co. Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Gardening Service

UPS Parcel Delivery Service Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Courier Service
 
 

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid 5.5t

DHL Aviation (Hong Kong) Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Logistics Service

DHL Express (Hong Kong) Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Courier Service

Hong Kong Yakult Company, Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Beverage Delivery

K. C. Dat Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Moving Service

Kwai Bon Transportation Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Logistics Service

MTR Corporation Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Transportation Industry

Multi-Asia Investment Development Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Bread Delivery

R&B Express Co. - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Courier Services

Shun Hing Logistics Company Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Logistics Service

Swire Beverages Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicles for Beverage Delivery

Yee Sun Garden Limited - Hybrid Light Goods Vehicle for Landscaping Horticultural Maintenance Service
 
 

Medium goods vehicle

Hino 300 Series Hybrid 8.5t

Atta-Trans Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Logistics Service

Ecospace Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Chemical Waste Collection

The Build-Up Plastic and Metal Company Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Plastic and Metal Product Delivery

The Pharmason Company Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicles for Pharmaceutical Product Delivery

Tong Shun Hing Poultry (HK) Co. Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicles for Poultry Delivery

Wai Men Yuen Gardening & Engineering Co. Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Gardening Service

Yee Sun Garden Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Landscaping Horticultural Maintenance Service
 
 

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid 7.5t

DHL Express (Hong Kong) Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Courier Service

Kerry Distribution (Hong Kong) Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicles for Logistics Service

On Mei Tak Environmental Technology Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicles for Transportation of Recycling Materials

Swire Beverages Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicles for Beverage Delivery

YKK Hong Kong Limited - Hybrid Medium Goods Vehicle for Zipper Delivery
 
 

Public Bus

SAIC SK6110H

Hang Po Transportation Company Limited - Hybrid Bus for Coach Rental Service

Wah Kwok Transportation Company Limited - Single-deck Hybrid Bus for Coach Rental Service
 
 

Public Light Bus

Dongfeng Gemini EQ6700LS5HEVY

Big Three Limited - Hybrid Light Bus for Green Public Light Bus Service

Hong Kong Metropolitan Bus Limited - Hybrid Light Bus for Green Public Light Bus Service

Teamwise Corporation Limited - Hybrid Light Buses for Green Public Light Bus Service

Yan Yan Motors Limited - Hybrid Public Light Bus for Green Public Light Bus Service
 
 

GMI Gemini GM6700GAREEV

Leung Sick Chiu - Hybrid Public Light Bus for Red Public Light Bus Service

Multi Logistics Limited - Hybrid Public Light Bus for Green Public Light Bus Service

Nam Kee Transport Company Limited - Hybrid Public Light Bus for Green Public Light Bus Service

Pokfulam Maxicab Company Limited - Hybrid Public Light Buses for Green Public Light Bus Service
 

 

 

Emission Reduction or Fuel Saving Devices for Vehicles
 

Information about the products under trial:

Vehicle Class
 

Model and
Trial Product Information
 

Subsidy Recipients and Trial

Private bus

Green Power Industrial Limited Solar Air-conditioning System


 
 

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation - Solar Air-conditioning System for Shuttle Bus

Public bus

Tai Chang TCD08Z Electric Inverter Air-conditioning System


 

Tong Kiu Traffic Services Limited - Electric Inverter Air-conditioning System for Cross-boundary Bus

Express Tourist Bus Company Limited - Electric Inverter Air-conditioning System for School Bus

Jackson Coach Hire Service Limited - Electric Inverter Air-conditioning Systems for School Buses
 
 

 

Emission Reduction or Fuel Saving Devices for Vessels

 

Information about the products under trial:

Trial Product Information
 

Subsidy Recipients and Trial

Diesel-electric Propulsion System


 

The “Star” Ferry Company, Limited - Diesel-electric Propulsion System for Ferry

Seawater Scrubber

The “Star” Ferry Company, Limited - Seawater Scrubber for Ferry

 

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Trial Reports

The subsidy recipient shall conduct the approved trial of the green innovative transport technology in accordance with the conditions stipulated in the subsidy agreement. To ensure that the trials conducted comply with the approved conditions in the agreement and to verify the environmental performance of the new technology under trial, the EPD has engaged the independent third party assessor(s) to monitor the trials and evaluate the operational performance of the green innovative transport technology under trial and compare with its conventional counterpart. Please click on the following link to select and download the trial reports.

 

Trial Reports for Electric Vehicles

Trial Reports for Hybrid Vehicles

Trial Reports for Emission Reduction or Fuel Saving Devices for Vehicles

Trial Reports for Emission Reduction or Fuel Saving Devices for Ferries 

 

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Applications for Use (AU)

 

Eligibility for Application

Eligible Applicants

An AU applicant must be an existing transport operator based in Hong Kong (including cross-boundary transport) who:

  1. operates 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 organizations providing services to their clients;  
     
  2. has been in the relevant transport service for more than two years with supporting documents to show at least two-year ownership/use of the conventional counterpart of the green innovative technology product proposed for trial;
     
  3. will likely remain in the service after procuring the subsidised product to bear fruit;
     
  4. has the potential to put the new technology into wider use in its own operation in longer term;
     
  5. has already installed or will apply to install its own charging station in the same application to support daily charging of the subsidised product if it is an electric or plug-in hybrid ones, unless it is exempted by the Government;
     
  6. is willing to share with other operators the experience in use of subsidised product;
     
  7. is not receiving or has not received funding from other Government sources, public bodies or charitable organizations for the same purpose of the application, except the tax incentive schemes to encourage the use of electric vehicles and environment-friendly commercial vehicles;
     
  8. adopt the “one-for-one replacement” principle for the procurement of new subsidised vehicles. An applicant is required to scrap and deregister his old conventional vehicle of the same type before getting reimbursement of the approved subsidy. The old conventional vehicle involved in this "one-for-one replacement” arrangement is not eligible for the ex-gratia payment scheme for phasing out Euro IV diesel conventional vehicles; and
     
  9. is not a supplier or manufacturer of green innovative transport technology products applied for use, or its related companies*.

    * : "Related Companies" under the New Energy Transport Fund is defined as:

          (i) a holding company (including individual) which directly owns more than 50% shares of an applicant;
          (ii) a subsidiary company with more than 50% shares directly owned more by the holding company in (i); and
          (iii) a subsidiary company with more than 50% shares directly owned by the applicant.
          Please refer to Coverage of [Related Companies] PDF file

 

Technologies Supported

 AU supports wider use of green innovative transport technology which:

  1. proved under the Applications for Trial (AT) of the New Energy Transport Fund (the NET Fund) to be relatively mature and suitable for adoption locally. The types of technology or product included in AU will be removed from the scope of AT.
     
  2. outperforms its conventional counterpart by emitting significantly less air pollutant or greenhouse gas, or demonstrating much better fuel economy;
     
  3. has not been commonly or widely used for day-to-day operation in the relevant transport trade locally;
     
  4. is affordable to the transport trades in respect of capital and operation costs; and
     
  5. does not violate any statutory requirements such as roadworthiness, fire safety, etc. and can satisfy the approval requirements of the relevant regulatory authorities.


AU only subsidises the approved models in the list of AU funded product models.  The products to be subsidised for commercial transport may involve:

  1. new energy vehicles or vessels such as electric vehicles or vessels, hybrid vehicles or vessels, plug-in hybrid vehicles or vessels, etc.;
     
  2. after-treatment emission reduction devices applicable to vehicles or vessels such as diesel particulate filters, selective catalytic reduction devices, exhaust gas recirculation systems, wet scrubbers, etc.;
     
  3. fuel saving devices applicable to vehicles or vessels; or
     
  4. conversion of in-use conventional (e.g. petrol, diesel or liquefied petroleum gas) vehicles or vessels to new energy vehicles or vessels.

 

List of AU funded Product Models

AU only subsidises the approved models in the list of AU funded product models. Presently, there is no AU technology or product recommended by the New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee (the Steering Committee) for inclusion in the list.


The Government will engage technical consultants to develop a set of rapid screening test method for technologies proved under AT to be relatively mature and suitable for adoption locally but not yet tested under AT.


Suppliers of relevant types of technology products shall test their products at their own expense and submit the testing reports to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The EPD will review the reports and include the approved models in the list of AU funded product models after consulting the Steering Committee, for applicants to select. 


 [List of AU funded product models will be provided subject to the recommendations of the Steering Committee in future.]

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Subsidy Level

AU only subsidizes the capital cost of the hardware (including installation cost if applicable) of the green innovative technology product proposed for use but not the associated recurrent expenditure. 


An applicant is allowed to submit more than one application to use different technologies or to use products from different suppliers for the same technology under the same application to the caps advised by the Government in consultation with the Steering Committee.  The total AU subsidy for each applicant and its related companies is capped at $12 million. The cap cannot be combined with the AT subsidy cap of $12 million, and vice versa. 


[The subsidy level for each AU technology will be provided subject to the recommendations of the Steering Committee when there is technology or product approved for inclusion in the list of AU funded product models.]

 

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Limits of Applications

[The limits for each AU technology will be provided subject to the recommendations of the Steering Committee when there is technology or product approved for inclusion in the list of AU funded product models.]

 

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Application

AU will be open for application subject to the recommendations of the Steering Committee on the types of technologies or products to be included in the list of AU funded product models.  The relevant document, such as the Guide to Applications for Use, the form for Applications for Use, etc., will also be available.

 

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Subsidy Agreement

After an application has been approved, the applicant, as the subsidy recipient, must sign an agreement with the Government and shall comply with all the agreement terms and conditions for receiving the AU subsidy.  When there is technology or product approved for inclusion in the list of AU funded product models, a sample agreement will be provided for reference.  In the final agreement to be signed between the successful applicant and the Government, the Government may revise the terms to cater for the situations of the subject application and the relevant recommendations of the Steering Committee.

 

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Approved Applications

Summary of number of applications and products will be provided once there are approved applications.
 

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The New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee

Given the diversity and continuous evolvement of technologies, a New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee (the Steering Committee) has been set up to assess and advise the Government on the approval of funding for each application.  The Steering Committee is chaired by a non-government official with members comprising representatives elected by the transport sectors, experts and academics in green innovative transport technologies, as well as representatives of relevant government departments.  Please click the following link for the membership list of the Steering Committee.

  Membership List

The Steering Committee is to assess and advise the Environmental Protection Department on applications of the New Energy Transport Fund (the NET Fund).  The terms of reference of the Steering Committee are as follows: 

  1. to decide on the funding rules in relation to the eligibility and funding caps in processing and vetting the applications for funding support under the Fund;
     
  2. based on the relevant guiding principles / eligibility criteria, to consider and make recommendation on -
     
    1. whether an application should be approved;
       
    2. if an application is recommended for approval, the subsidy amount; and
       
    3. the terms and conditions, if any, for approving an application;
       
  3. to consider the relative priorities for funding support;
     
  4. to review the trial findings of the approved applications; and
     
  5. to receive reports from the applicants if there are changes to the continuing use of the funded products.

 

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News and Events

16.10.2020

29th batch of applications approved for trial of green innovative transport technologies under New Energy Transport Fund

29.5.2020

28th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

13.12.2019

27th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

19.7.2019

26th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

1.4.2019

Appointments to new term of Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund

26.3.2019

25th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

17.12.2018

24th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

30.8.2018

23rd batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

16.5.2018

22nd batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

31.1.2018

21st batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

11.10.2017

20th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

31.5.2017

19th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

23.3.2017

Appointments to new term of Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund

28.2.2017

18th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

27.10.2016

17th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

30.6.2016

16th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

24.2.2016

15th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

22.9.2015

14th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

10.6.2015

13th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

25.3.2015

Appointments to new term of Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund

12.3.2015

12th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

22.10.2014

Eleventh batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

6.6.2014

Tenth batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

18.2.2014

Ninth batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

10.2.2014

EPD invites electric taxi/vehicle suppliers to briefing session on setting up quick chargers at government car parks

18.10.2013

Eighth batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

21.6.2013

Seventh batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photos)

15.3.2013

Appointments to new term of Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund

1.3.2013

Pilot Green Transport Fund approves trial of wheelchair accessible electric taxis (with photos)

31.1.2013

Pilot Green Transport Fund committee members try out electric and hybrid goods vehicles (with photos)

1.11.2012

New batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

24.7.2012

First batch of electric taxi applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

22.6.2012

New batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)

9.2.2012

Second batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund

12.10.2011

Pilot Green Transport Fund approves first batch of 13 applications

31.3.2011

EPD has issued the invitation letters of the briefings on application for Fund subsidy. Interested transport operators or related parties may fax the reply slip in the letter to EPD on or before 6 April 2011 for registration.

30.3.2011

Two briefings for transport sector and related parties will be held at 10:30 AM -12:30 PM at Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre on 11 April 2011 [English] and 12 April 2011 [Cantonese]. Eligibility for application and the application procedure will be explained in the sessions.

29.3.2011

Pilot Green Transport Fund invites applications

21.3.2011

Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund holds its first meeting

 

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References

Discussion Paper for Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs Meeting on 22 January 2020

Discussion Paper for Legislative Council Finance Committee Meeting on 28 January 2011

Discussion Paper for Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs Meeting on 20 December 2010

 

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