Hong Kong 2017-2018 Budget

​The Hong Kong Government has launched a public consultation for the 2017 Policy Address and 2017-2017 budget. You can find this online:

English: http://www.policyaddress.gov.hk/consultation16/eng/index.html
Chinese: http://www.policyaddress.gov.hk/consultation16/chi/index.html

The single biggest issue affecting Electric Vehicles in Hong Kong is that the First Registration Tax exemption, that was last renewed in 2014, is due to expire on 31st March 2017. That must be renewed, for the continued growth and progress of EVs in Hong Kong. While it has been renewed for the past 20 years, there is no guarantee that will continue.

Members of the public are invited to give their views on the website (www.policyaddress.gov.hk), by email (policyaddressbudget@fstb.gov.hk), by phone (2810 3768) or by fax (2147 5770).

We hope that Charged.HK members can get involved in this process, and provide your feedback to the government. Some suggestions include:

International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles

The Hong Kong Environmental Bureau is organising an international competition to find opportunities for a second life for retired batteries from Electric Vehicles.

"Electric vehicles (EV) have gained popularity worldwide in recent years. In Hong Kong, the Government’s promotion of EV has led to an almost 60-fold increase in the EV population in less than six years (from less than 100 at the end of 2010 to over 5,800 at the end of July 2016). Since retired EV batteries still have 70% to 80% of electricity storage capacity, their potential for second-life applications is immense. The Competition will help find innovative and practical ideas for re-using retired EV batteries, whose numbers are expected to increase with the increased popularity of EV."

You can find out more at the competition website:


PLA Autumn Festival Event

Despite the thunderstorms, a fantastic time was had by all at this past weekend's PLA Autumn Festival Event held at the Stonecutters Island naval base. As well as the 10 classic cars on show, we had 8 electric vehicles, to show both the past and future of transportation to the base staff and their families.

Thanks to the Concerted Efforts Resources Centre for their fantastic organisation and invitation for Charged.HK to participate this year. And thanks to all the volunteers for their help that day.


Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #010 -- Mr. Richard Hatter

Mr. Richard Hatter
Image from Hotel ICON

Locky Law (LL): We are very pleased to have invited a true pioneer of EV adaptation in Hong Kong for interview today. He is Mr. Richard Hatter, General Manager of Hotel ICON Hong Kong (hereafter, ICON) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Hotel & Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Welcome Richard.

Richard Hatter (RH): Thank you, Locky.

10th September PLA Autumn Festival Event

Charged.hk has been invited to participate in a special event for the PLA in Hong Kong, at their facility on Stonecutters Island. Great timing, given the Drive Electric Week events occurring around the world that week.

In collaboration with the Collectors Car Club, we'll be showing a wide selection of cars, and Charged.HK has been invited to show EVs. There will be a vehicle parade, as well as exhibition. Lunch will be provided, and each car can have 1 driver and 1 guest.

This is an opportunity to support the PLA in HK. They do a fantastic job, and it would be great to show them the future of transportation in Hong Kong.

This is a volunteer event, lunch will be provided, and there will be no charge.

The number of vehicles is limited, and we will be showing both classic cars as well as EVs (the past as well as the future). There will be a maximum of one driver and one passenger per car, and all persons must be 16 years or older.

As we have a limited exhibition space for vehicles, and we want to ensure as much variety in the types of vehicles we show, sign-up is open to all charged.hk members. However, should too many vehicles of any one particular type request to attend, we will draw random lots to select the attendees. In such a case, priority will be given to founder members, ordinary members, then associate members (in that order). Please try to bring an 'unusual' EV. BMW i3. BMW i8. Nissan Leaf. Whatever, so long as it has a plug.

Squarefoot: Working towards a Greener World 2016

Squarefoot magazine just mentioned charged.hk in their blog, including our recent summer school program and WAVE participation.



Thanks to committee member Locky Law for his hard work in getting the Charged Hong Kong wikipedia page up, running, and approved. This will be a great resource to track the progress of electric vehicles in Hong Kong.


Charged Hong Kong (also Charged HK or Hong Kong Electric Vehicle Association) is a registered non-profit organisation founded in Hong Kong with an aim to promote clean air through supporting and accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. It is a Hong Kong-registered society under #54000 as well as a registered charity under #91/14340. The current Charged Hong Kong's committee consists of core members of the Tesla Motors Club Forum Hong Kong[8] who organised the Tesla Motors Club Hong Kong Rally 2014. The charity's Facebook page and website are also main news sources of happenings in the electric vehicle community in Hong Kong and Singapore from which international press and media cite.

Clean Disruption - Why Energy & Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030

Tony Seba is the author of “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation”, “Solar Trillions” and “Winners Take All”, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. His work focuses on clean energy, entrepreneurship, market disruption, and the exponential technology trends, business model innovation, and product architecture innovations that are leading to the disruption of some the world’s major industries, such as energy, transportation, infrastructure, finance, and manufacturing.

In this talk at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Summit in Oslo, he presents the case for the coming disruption of the energy and transportation industries, and why that disruption is coming sooner that we expect. In just over a decade, the world moved from horses to cars; displacing a transportation system that had been in place for millennia. The combination of electric batteries and solar energy is set to do the same for energy production, storage, and transportation.

There is also a good (shorter) summary of this talk on the Electrek website:


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS/ EVENT TEACHERS: Charged Hong Kong X Belilios Public School's Summer program

Charged Hong Kong is holding our very first Summer program for schools in Hong Kong to promote clean air and sustainable transportation. Our first partner in 2016 is Belilios Public School.

We are recruiting volunteers as event teachers, please sign up if you are willing to pass on your experience and knowledge to our young students.

Participants: around 88 junior secondary students and 3 teachers

Time: 2-4pm

Date: 14th July 2016 (Thurs)

Venue: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Our learning objective is to provide your students with basic (to advanced) knowledge of electric vehicles (EV) and related technology, as well as the important role that EVs play in combating climate change in Hong Kong and around the world. This program will not only be interactive, fun and informative for your students, their knowledge in maths, sciences and I.T. will also be put to the test. Our team of volunteers are experts from various fields and will be able to provide a broad perspective in understanding all about EVs, such that they can teach their parents all about EVs after the event.

Please sign up as volunteers/ event teachers (w/ or w/o your EV) here: http://www.charged.hk/civicrm/event/info?id=6&reset=1

Charged Hong Kong Members' Stories #009 -- Mr. Raymond Wu

Charged Hong Kong associate member Mr. Raymond Wu is ranked among the world’s top referrers in every round of Tesla Referral Program. He was rewarded with an invitation to the Tesla Model 3 Unveil Event on March 31, 2016 in Hawthorne, California, as well as tickets to the Gigafactory Grand Opening Party, and more!

Here's our interview below:

Locky Law (LL): Hello viewers! I am super excited to have Raymond here with us today to talk about how he becomes Asia’s Number 1 and one of the world’s best Tesla referrer, who will share his experience riding on the Tesla Model X and the latest Tesla Model 3! Welcome Raymond!

Raymond Wu (RW): Hello Locky, thanks for inviting me to be part of this interview! I hope you guys would enjoy my sharing!

LL: First Raymond, you are very well-known in Hong Kong, probably in the entire Asia too, but for the sake of our world’s audience, please tell us about a little about yourself and your car?


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