CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) is to extend free charging for electric vehicles (EVs) at all of its charging stations until the end of 2014. This complements the government's policy of promoting emissions-free driving.
Following the heels of the free charging extension, CLP Power also plans to introduce the city's first dual-standard EV quick charger next year. The new charger will support both the existing Japanese quick charging standard and the latest European quick charging standard, which is being adopted by some of the biggest names in the automobile industry and enables a compatible EV to be charged up to 80% within 30 minutes.
To encourage drivers to switch to EVs, CLP Power has since 2009 pioneered the introduction of a charging network across the city to allow EVs to be more widely used. Drivers can now charge their EVs for free at 33 standard and semi-quick charging stations, with 140 charging points covering every major district in Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island.
In addition, there are six quick-charging stations at the CLP Centenary Building in Jordan, the Hong Kong Science Park, the Choi Yuen Plaza, the Shui Pin Wai Estate, the Yau Lai Shopping Centre and Hong Kong International Airport. (A full list of stations is provided in the appendix.)
EV drivers can also download a handy CLP Mobile App which tells them the location of their nearest charging station and provides them with a detailed map and suggested route.
CLP Power has led by example in the green motoring crusade. It has been adding EVs to its corporate fleet since 1984 and currently has 62 in service, ranging from private cars and light trucks to minibuses and Hong Kong's first e-coach which took to the road earlier this year.
About CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited ("CLP Power") is the Hong Kong utility subsidiary wholly owned by CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia. CLP Power operates a vertically integrated electricity supply business in Hong Kong, and provides a highly reliable supply of electricity and excellent customer services to 5.8 million people in its supply area.
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