Monday, June 17, 2024

Smart Charge launches EV Charger Rental Service

Smart Charge (HK) Limited (“Smart Charge”), co-established by HKT Limited (“HKT”) and CLP Holdings Limited (“CLP”), announces the launch of EV Charger Rental Service. The service aims to help address shortage of EV-charging facilities at home and is available for residents of housing estates equipped withelectric vehicle (“EV”) charging infrastructure for monthly fees as low as HK$280.

The Government aims to encourage private estate to equip with EV charging-enabling infrastructure by launching the EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme and granting concessions on gross floor area respectively in recent years. In spite of that, residents will still need to spend a relatively high amount on installation of charger at their parking spaces before they can enjoy EV-charging services at home.

Targeting at car owners’ needs, Smart Charge is offering a hassle-free EV charger rental service for residential buildings with EV charging infrastructure. Customers can simply sign up for a suitable service plan for Smart Charge’s Charger Rental Service and they will enjoy a waiver on the installation fee. The professional team at Smart Charge will, take into account the conditions and supporting amenities in the vicinity of the parking space, help select an appropriate charger that is reliable and abides by the relevant Government standards.

The installation of the charger may be completed in as little as seven days,and Smart Charge service comes with 24-hour customer service hotline and regular on-site maintenance.

Derek Choi, Managing Director of Smart Charge, said, “While the number of registered EVs in Hong Kong continues to rise, charging facilities have been slow to catch up. The ratio between public charging facilities (medium and fast charge) and EVs have risen to 1:12 # by the end of last year, highlighting the exacerbating problem. In addition to offering services across 32 large-scale residential estates, Smart Charge is also expanding the scope of its business to other buildings with charging-enabling infrastructure. With the launch of EV Charger Rental Service, we aim to help alleviate the problems caused by the lack of EV
charging facilities and promote sustainable development.”

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