Electric construction equipment is still in its infancy in the Hong Kong, but that is likely to change over the next few decades. The Hong Kong government is determined to improve air quality and develop a smart city, while setting a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve these three goals, promoting the use of electric vehicles is a very important part.
The Hong Kong government has formulated the "Roadmap for the Popularization of Electric Vehicles" in 2021, comprehensively strengthening the promotion of the use of electric vehicles, and making preparations in all aspects to meet the new era of rapid, and widespread use of electric vehicles in the society and to move towards the realization of vehicles by 2050 zero emission.
To continuously improve roadside air quality, the Government launched an incentive and control scheme in October 2020 to phase out about 40,000 Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles, including goods vehicles, light buses and non-franchised buses, by the end of 2027.
An all-electric future for the construction industry may seem unrealistic, but it isn’t completely out of reach. The auto industry, for example, is already pushing for the transition to electric vehicles.
All-electric construction equipment has already proven that it can keep up with diesel-powered machines while reducing costs and emissions. Next time you need to rent out a forklift, wheel loader or other type of construction equipment, consider opting for an electric model. It will reduce your project costs and help lead the construction industry to a quieter, greener future.