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    See, the different with Shenzhen is that the bus supplier will need to fix their fuck-ups ASAP or face one of those reeducation camps. Sydney or USA is far and they couldn't care less. And since when do Chinese companies maintenance anyway? Things get fixed when the break.

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    There are many things that can be done before going for the full electric option.

    They won't be done under this administration


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    What do you mean?

    Hong Kong has a world leading Low Emission Zone that only allows Euro II and better franchised buses and any old dirty diesel for other all the vehicles in 3 small areas of the city.

    http://gia.info.gov.hk/general/20151...204_157464.pdf

    Can you you guess where the road side road pollution monitor is on each map?
    That is one of the most stupid policies I have seen, even by Hong Kong governance standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    What do you mean?

    Hong Kong has a world leading Low Emission Zone that only allows Euro II and better ....
    Actually it's Euro IV or better. Still, it's only franchised buses, seems public buses are not in there, neither are private cars or the 50,000 delivery vans that are at any given second in that area. The impact this will have is the same as sending prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof
    Actually it's Euro IV or better. Still, it's only franchised buses, seems public buses are not in there, neither are private cars or the 50,000 delivery vans that are at any given second in that area. The impact this will have is the same as sending prayers.

    I thought it is Euro IV or Euro II and above if fitted with a catalytic converter

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    I thought it is Euro IV or Euro II and above if fitted with a catalytic converter
    Great consideration by the government was taken that this regulation will not effect anybody, so have it's perfectly aligned with all HK government regulation related to the environment.
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    Paul Chan was asked why HK lags behind other places like Shenzhen in having electric buses and transport... He says SZ terrain very different. HK relies on double-deckers. "At the moment, there are no double-decker buses that can meet the performance requirement of HK.
    https://www.citylab.com/transportati...-to-la/565016/
    Alexander Dennis will pair its towering Enviro500 model with Proterras record-breaking E2 battery: Last September, the company set the world record for driving the longest distance, over 1,100 miles, on a single charge of an electric vehicle. For day-to-day use, the double-decker will be able to drive between 160 and 200 miles per charge.
    So about 250 to 320km per charge. Thats more than enough for many shorter bus routes -- especially routes that just go from housing estate to an MTR station which are typically around a few to 10 km.

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    Considering that electricity production is a dirty business in HK, electric vehicles may help but a decrease in electrical consumption and a renewed effort to get people to walk or cycle instead of using dirty transportation would also be helpful. Unfortunately, I have not see much efforts in either of those direction since it's not very glamorous for PR purposes


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