環保署指，現時全港共有約1.8萬架電動車，而公共充電器約有1,000個，當中東涌共有 50 個電動車公共充電器，分佈如下：東薈城 12個；富東 6個；逸東 6個；滿東 25個；迎東 1 個。未來，署方亦將在東涌市政大樓安裝約10個充電器、以及將會發展的馬灣涌公眾停車場內安裝中速充電器。署方在會上指，在2022年前，全港會增加公共充電器至1,800個。
Electric vehicles have been a trend in Hong Kong for the last few years and a number of Tung Chung residents have also joined the eco-friendly trend by purchasing an electric vehicle. Yet, we heard voices expressing their dissatisfaction with electric vehicle supports and charging facilities in Tung Chung district, including some of the private estates. Hence, I have been discussing with the Environment Protection Department on the issue of increasing parking areas for electric vehicles and the updating related policies.
According to the Environment Protection Department, there are around 18,000 electric vehicles in Hong Kong and around a thousand public charging stations, 50 of them are located in Tung Chung: 12 in Citygate, 6 in Fu Tung Estate, 6 in Yat Tung Estate, 25 in Mun Tung Estate and 1 in Ying Tung Estate. In the future, there will be 10 more public charging stations located in Tung Chung Municipal Services Building and the up-coming Ma Wan Chung public parking will also install charging stations. The officers claimed that the total number of public charging stations will increase to 1,800 before 2022.
For commercial charging stations, there are around 2,000 of them in Hong Kong for the time being and our concern should be on how we could encourage private estates to participate in EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme launched in October last year, which subsidise private estates to install vehicle-charging stations. The Environment Protection Department said that they have received over 200 applications for 55,000 parking spaces and inquiries from private estate in Tung Chung North.
However, the data above showed that the government has to work harder on keeping their words, installing over 150,000 vehicle-charging stations in Hong Kong by 2025, on the Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles.
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15/2021 有關東涌電動車充電設施不足的提問Question on inadequacy of electric vehicle charging facilities in Tung Chung