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HKPC, Smart Charge to jump start electric vehicle adoption

HKPC, Smart Charge to jump start electric vehicle adoptionThe Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and local electric vehicle (EV) charging service provider SmartCharge have entered a collaboration aimed at providing easier access to advanced EV charging technologies in Hong Kong.

Smart Charge is a joint venture between HKT and CLP Holdings. The venture will work with HKPC on the design, development, operation, maintenance and promotion of EV charging solutions leveraging HKPC’s technical experience.

“Over the years, HKPC and its Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems (APAS) R&D Centre have been promoting EV adoption in Hong Kong through the research and development of new charging solutions, as well as technology transfer and commercialization of our proprietary technologies to local manufacturers,” HKPC executive director Agnes Mak said.

“For local EV users, the collaboration with SmartCharge will offer them more access to these HKPC and APAS R&D Centre-developed technologies, meeting their ever-increasing demand for EV charging solutions.”

SmartCharge managing director Ringo Ng added that the collaboration will further enhance Smart Charge’s EV charging solutions to meet increasing market demand.

“With the deployment of HKPC and APAS R&D Centre’s EV charging technologies, Smart Charge is offering customized EV charging solutions to tackle the challenges of limited electricity capacity, ‘islanded’ parking spaces (where there are no adjacent walls for mounting chargers) and outdoor environment for end-users and commercial entities.”