EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme to end soon
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) said today (July 28) that the EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme (EHSS) will end soon. Private residential buildings and housing estates interested in participating in the EHSS should submit applications as soon as possible.
In order to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the Government launched the $3.5 billion EHSS in two phases in October 2020 and August 2022, to assist in and encourage the installation of EV charging-enabling infrastructure (EVCEI) in car parks of existing private residential buildings and housing estates, enabling owners of parking spaces to install chargers conveniently at their parking spaces in the future for charging their EVs at home.
An EPD spokesperson said, “Since the launch of the EHSS, the EPD has received over 700 applications for installation of EVCEI for over 141 000 parking spaces. Of the $3.5 billion funding under the EHSS, over $3.2 billion (i.e. more than 90 per cent) has been earmarked for the applications received so far. Applications are handled on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding is used up. Private residential buildings and housing estates interested in installing EVCEI in their car parks should submit applications as soon as possible.”
The spokesperson added that the EHSS has successfully promoted the installation of EVCEI in car parks of many private residential buildings and housing estates, while creating market demand for charging facilities for electric private cars. In the future, the provision of charging facilities for car parks in private residential buildings and housing estates will be taken up by the market to further enhance the charging network for electric private cars. The Government has no plan to further inject funding into the EHSS at this stage.
For the EHSS’s application requirements and method, as well as the estimated remaining application quota, please visit the dedicated website of the EHSS at www.evhomecharging.gov.hk/en.