One of the only two power utilities company in the city, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (serving all the population in Kowloon, New Territories, Lantau island and some outlying islands) has announced their major initiatives to promote green motoring. They are also a long-time supporter with the introduction of their first electric vehicle in their fleet back in 1984.
The company recently launched a multi-standard quick charging station at their CLP Centenary Building in Jordan at the West Kowloon District. This has been one of the most anticipated charging stations especially for the 200+ BMW i3 and CCS capable EV owners. Prior to this date, these owners had to rely on public standard (13amp) and medium-based EVSE (16-32amp) taking a minimum of 3-4 hours to get a full charge on a 24kWh battery pack. This station will supply an 80% charge in 20-30mins.
CLP Power Director of Marketing and Customer Services Mr Chow Lap Man, introduces the one-stop “333 EV Power Supply Support” service.
This quick charging station is the just the first out of the 10 CLP plans to install in districts across the city. The remaining 9 installations will be located throughout Kowloon and New Territories at an average of 10km apart. They also have plans to upgrade existing standard charging point to medium charger.
We hope the initiatives CLP has taken can accelerate the EV growth and at the same time improve the convenience of customers installing their own private destination chargers which I believe is is the preference of many local EV owners.