Coined the ‘beacon city’ for electric cars by Elon Musk, Hong Kong has 5289 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road as at end of April 2016 with 1,300 public charging facilities scattered across shopping malls, commercial buildings and government complexes.
Why are electric cars so popular in Hong Kong? A major factor is that the government is offering a waiver of first registration tax until the end of March 2017 for individuals, and enterprises are allowed 100% profits tax deduction for the capital expenditure in the first year of procurement.
From an environmental standpoint, electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions, thus improving roadside air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
For those who have bought an electric car, I guess the biggest pain you have is locating a charger, here is a list of districts with the most EV chargers.
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Chinachem Tsuen Wan Plaza | Discovery Park | Panda Place | Riviera Plaza | Waterside Plaza | One Midtown
Fanling Town Centre | Landmark North | Avon Park | Cambridge Plaza | Grand Regentville | Regentville | Sheung Shui Centre | Choi Yuen Shopping Centre
Hong Kong Science Park | Sha Tin Centre | Corporation Park | Shatin Galleria | Sunshine City | The Tolo Place | Shatin Plaza | Plaza Ascot | New Town Plaza | Ma On Shan Centre | Mei Tin Estate | Royal Park Hotel | Chung On Shopping Centre | Regal Riverside Hotel | Grand Central Plaza
Full Shing Building | Tin Shing Court | Golden Plaza | Ping Wui Centre | Springdale Villas | Shui Pin Wai Estate | Tai Tong Lychee Garden | Hong Kong Wetland Park | Yoho Mall
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