Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased 19 brand new BMW i3s that will join their existing fleet of hybrid and bio-diesel vehicles. The club's green mobility initiatives is to improve roadside air quality and promote low carbon living.
HKJC charging space at the club's parking facility
It is estimated it will save them 15,000 liters of ICE vehicle fuel. The i3 will be used to transport staff for daily operation and maintenance needs. The club sees the benefit of the electric vehicle having almost no noise or vibration creating a much better environment for pedestrians and horses at the race track and stables.
In addition, 12 new chargers will be deployed at various club premises located throughout the city. These chargers are available for free charging to all parking facility users. The Club’s Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges hopes to encourage more business and private owners to switch to electric vehicle.
To further promote the use of EV, the club has introduce EV test drive program for staff to experience and enjoy the benefit when driving these fully electric vehicle.
The Hong Kong Jockey ClubFounded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class horse racing operator and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, as well as one of Asia’s most prestigious membership clubs. Operating as a not-for-profit organisation, the Club allocates its surplus funds for charitable and community projects. In 2013/14, its donations reached a record $3.6 billion, and in the last decade alone it supported over 1,275 projects. The Club is also Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer, contributing a record HK$19.58 billion in 2013/14. With about 70% of its revenue given back to society every year through donations and tax contributions, The Hong Kong Jockey Club delivers a significantly higher return to the community than any other racing and/or sports betting organisation in the world. As a socially responsible organisation, the Club helps Government combat illegal betting and advocates responsible gambling. The Club is also one of Hong Kong’s largest employers with over 24,800 full-time and part-time staff. Committed to global excellence and giving back to society, the Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong. Please visit 130.hkjc.com.
We hope this launch event and newly installed charging facilities will help promote the use of EV's amount their club members as well as all the generous donors attending the two horse races each week.