CUHK EV Survey

The Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK is currently researching the topic of EV charging stations in Hong Kong. The research outcome will be submitted to the government's Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office and is expected to create an impact on public charging facility siting and EV policy implications.

CUHK would like to reach out for members of Charged Hong Kong, to collect EV owners' perception and usage habit from an online survey.

Survey link:

Jaguar I-PACE Hong Kong Launch

The Hong Kong launch for the Jaguar I-PACE all-electric car will be on Friday 8th March 2019, at 7pm, in Central.

Charged Hong Kong has arranged a limited number of places for our members. Please reserve early, to avoid disappointment, but only reserve if you can actually come on the night.

Registration is online

Annual General Meeting 2019-03-14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting of Charged Hong Kong will be held at the 28th Floor Conference Room, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 6:30 pm (until approximately 7:30pm). Public parking is available in nearby car parks, or valet park at cost.

This is a great opportunity to get together and talk about EVs. We will be providing a summary of what we have achieved in 2018, and what we can look forward to in the coming year.

For those members that would like to stay on for a meal afterwards, we will be organising an informal group meal in a Hotel ICON restaurant. Members staying for the meal can use the valet service at Hotel ICON for free parking, and a Tesla discount is available.

If you will be attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to before 5th March, so that we can ensure adequate seating. Please also let us know if you can join the group meal as well.

By Order of the Executive Committee
Charged Hong Kong
Mark Webb-Johnson, Chairman

Hong Kong, 27th February 2019

An anniversary memory

8 years ago today I test drove an electric car for the very first time. It was a Tesla Roadster (the red one in the picture with the very cool number plate).

Back then, Tesla was the Roadster, Model S was the codename "Whitestar", and Model 3 was just a dream few thought would ever arrive.

There is nothing quite like experiencing Hong Kong streets in a convertible electric car. Down at street level, even lower than most pedestrians, and in amongst the exhaust pipes, you can see and smell the pollution. It is no longer an abstract idea, or an itch at the back of your throat, but a real tangible thing so very very sickening.

Leaving the city and heading up into the hills of Clearwater Bay, the car came into its element. With no power steering, and an all electric drivetrain, you could feel the road and the rush of acceleration without the mechanical mess that is gears.

I was changed forever. On that day, I clearly saw the past, the present, and how the future could be.

Shortly after, I placed my order, and sat in my very own Tesla Roadster "Evie". She is still on the road today, and still an incredible experience to drive. To quote Ferris Bueller, "I highly recommend it, if you have the means".

香港電台 31: 左右紅藍綠|電動車配套不足

香港電台 31: 左右紅藍綠|電動車配套不足



RTHK31: Pentaprism | The Inadequacy of Electric Vehicle Development

Host: Dr. Locky Law
Director of Education, Charged Hong Kong

In this episode, Dr. Law discusses the crucial role which electric vehicles (EVs) play in improving roadside air quality and reducing the serious adverse health effects caused by emissions from fossil fuel vehicles, the inconsistency in Hong Kong government's EV policy and its consequences, as well as the lack of support for the general public in EV-charging facility installation. He concludes by offering a series of suggestions to the government. (Note: The program itself is in Chinese)

Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 - Charged Hong Kong Submission

With regard to our Air Quality, and the measures we are taking to improve it, Hong Kong continues to lose out to competing countries in our region. The health and fiscal consequences of this are impacting us every day. According to the Hedley Index, in 2016 there were 1,686 premature deaths, 113,000 hospital bed days and 2.6 million doctor visits caused by air pollution. Total economic loss was HK$21 billion.

We have the following suggestions for 2019 and beyond:

Annual General Meeting 2018-07-12

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting of Charged Hong Kong will be held at the office of Network Box Co., Ltd, 16/F Metro Loft, 38 Kwai Hei Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, on Thursday 12th July 2018 at 7:15 pm.

Snack food will be provided to voting members attending. Public parking is available in the outdoor car park opposite the venue.

If you will be attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to before 10th July, so that we can ensure adequate seating.

By Order of the Executive Committee
Charged Hong Kong
Mark Webb-Johnson, Chairman

Hong Kong, 27th June 2018

Cars and Coffee - 15th April 2018

There is a long tradition of Cars and Coffee, and we thought it a good idea to combine that with the Hong Kong tradition of a Sunday morning drive. An opportunity to get together over breakfast / coffee and talk about electric vehicles and what can do for the environment and air quality here.

The next event will be Sunday 15th April 2018 at Classified, 1-9 Lin Fa Kung Street West, Tai Hang. We'll be there between 10am and 11:30am - feel free to come early/late, whichever is more convenient. There is some on-street parking nearby, but it is limited.

This is very informal. Come if you can. But, we would appreciate you letting us know if you can come via eMail to

Petition: Demand for Amending the "1-for-1 Replacement" Scheme for private electric vehicles

The government’s proposed 1-for-1 EV scheme showed promise, but the detailed terms are much more restrictive than they need to be, and needlessly limit those eligible to join. Changing the scheme is not feasible at this stage, so Charged.HK has been lobbying for a relaxation of the restrictions, which may be possible.

A group we have been working with (the HK Vehicle and Transport Concern Group) have launched an online petition to ask for government to address this. We encourage all to lend your support to this initiative, and sign the petition.

要求修訂電動車「一換一」計劃 網上聯署行動
Demand for Amending the "1-for-1 Replacement" Scheme for private electric vehicles

電動香港 公佈「電動車發展政策」民意調查結果

逾八成人支持電動車普及化 促政府考慮「一換一」方案

(香港,2018年2月1日) 自從特區政府在去年的財政預算案大幅調整稅務寬減優惠後,本地電動車發展受到嚴重打擊。電動香港上月初委託香港大學民意研究計劃進行一項有關電動車政策的民意調查,了解市民對電動車發展的意見,結果顯示81.1%受訪者支持電動私家車在港普及化,同時有74.5%人對現時政府推動電動車的成效感到不滿。





電動香港主席Mark Webb-Johnson表示,自2014年起,本港電動車數目逐步增長,至現時有逾萬輛電動私家車。但政府去年削減稅務優惠,變相令車價增加近50%,新登記電動私家車數目較去年同期大跌95%,不少市民因而轉買燃油車。

隨著愈來愈多電動車品牌投入市場,駕駛人士可望有更多選擇,Mark Webb-Johnson期望政府可作政策配合,包括上調電動私家車首次登記稅寬免額、 推出電動車「一換一」免稅方案,以及增加及提升公共充電設施等。





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