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Frequently Asked Questions

EV Charging Solution

FAQs

What are the benefits of using EVs?

EVs are more energy-efficient than cars using conventional internal combustion engines. Based on the current electricity generation fuel mix, EVs emit less carbon emissions on average than their conventional counterparts (tank-to-wheel) on the same mileage travelled. With zero roadside air pollutant emissions, EVs also help improve the roadside air quality in the city.

What is "EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme" (the "EHSS") launched by the HKSAR Government?

The HKSAR Government rolled out a $2 billion "EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme" (the "EHSS") to subsidise the installation of EV charging-enabling infrastructure in car parks of existing private residential buildings, and hence further facilitate EV owners to install EV chargers at car parks of their residences according to their own needs in the future in a simple and easy manner. The EHSS will run for about 3 years with a view to covering roughly 60,000 private parking spaces. Processing of applications is on a first-come-first-served basis until the funding is used up.

I am interested in setting up EV charger(s) at my parking space. What should I do?

HK Electric provides one-stop free service to assist customers in implementing their EV charging solutions. In order to better assist you, please complete online the service request form or call our Smart Power EV Charging Solution hotline at 2510 2701.

How to set up EV charging facilities?

To set up typical charging facilities, it basically involves installing socket outlets and electrical wiring. These works can be undertaken by electrical contractors and electrical workers registered under the Electricity (Registration) Regulations. For more details on guidelines and requirements on erecting EV charging facilities, please refer to "Useful Information". HK Electric also provides one-stop free service to assist customers in implementing their EV charging solutions.

What are the key factors to consider when installing EV charging facilities?

Typical factors include but are not limited to:

a. Ownership of car parking spaces - whether the car parking spaces to be installed with EV charging facilities are publicly owned, leased or self-owned parking spaces, and whether consent of the owners is required;
b. Consent of the incorporated owners or management office for installing associated equipment in communal area;
c. Availability of power supply capacity to cater for the additional load of the EV charging facilities (please complete online the service request form or call our Smart Power EV Charging Solution hotline 2510 2701);
d. Technical feasibility of connecting power supply from HK Electric's supply points to the EV charging facilities (customers may need to engage a contractor/consultant for assessment);
e. Available space for installation EV charging facilities and the associated power supply infrastructure;
f. Whether any charge shall be paid to the incorporated owners or management office on the installation and/or operation of the EV charging facilities;
g. Whether smart features such as load management, charging payment, charger control and monitoring functions are required; and/or
h. Available budget for installation and on-going maintenance.

I am facing hardware or functionality issue when using an EV charger. What should I do?

You may contact the service provider of the EV charger. If you are using HK Electric EV Charging Stations, please follow the instructions posted at the station or call our 24-hour hotline at 2555 4000 for assistance.

Enquiry Hotline & Email

Hotline: 2510 2701

Enquiry email: ev@hkelectric.com

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