Seminar on ‘two sessions’ held

Govt invites charging station tenders

The Government announced today the sale of a site in Sha Tin for conversion into a quick charging station (QCS) for electric vehicles (EVs) through public tendering, with the tender invitation closing on May 31.


The land put up for sale at Shan Mei Street in Fo Tan, or Sha Tin Town Lot 646, has a site area of 369.9 square metres and is designated for a QCS purpose.


The Government will establish the price ceiling adjustment mechanism for the charging of electric taxis (e-taxis) and electric public light buses (e-PLBs) at designated QCSs.


The operators of designated QCSs cannot charge a price that is higher than the ceiling price to be announced by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) on a monthly basis.


The Environment & Ecology Bureau noted that the move aims to encourage owners of taxis and PLBs to expedite the adoption of e-taxis and e-PLBs, and by reference to the current arrangement of dedicated liquefied petroleum gas filling stations.


The charging price for other EVs will be determined by the market.


Details of the charging ceiling price will be announced regularly on the EPD website and the EV-Charging Easy mobile app and will be posted at each QCS when the designated QCSs are in operation.