Sunday, November 29, 2015   

Buzz over first Hong Kong-made electric car
(10-23 22:16)

The first Hong Kong-made electric was launched in a blaze of publicity.

MyCar is a collaboration between EuAuto Technology, a company funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The small two-seater runs on batteries.

Other than being a very environmentally friendly option, MyCar is said to offer a cheaper choice.

It costs about HK$2.20 for a normal petrol seven-seater to run for about one kilometre and HK$1 for better ones.

However, it apparently only costs about 10 Hong Kong cents for MyCar.

To fully charge up MyCar, all it takes is about HK$10.
That is enough for it to run about 100 kilometres.

It is probably cheaper than riding on a bus. And MyCar will only cost about HK$90,000, according to Eric Cheng, a professor at Polytechnic University's Power Electronics Research Centre.


• Combo picture shows Financial Secretary John Tsang taking a ride in a MyCar during a launching ceremony.   
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