Re ECF Project: 2012-03

Project Title: Plug-in hybrid air-conditioning system

Applicant: North West Area Taxi Drivers and Operators Association. Mr WONG Wing-chung.

Total Approved Grant: $500,000

Duration: 12 months

Project Status/Remarks: Terminated

This is a green technology demonstration project using advanced matured technology combining hybrid compressor and energy cell to raise air conditioning efficiency, lower fuel consumption and improve roadside pollution. The technology demonstrated to the transport industry, through the taxi trade, will find the vehicle’s driving cabin cool and comfortable when the car engine is switched off and idle. This project would help existing commercial fleet operators to comply with the Motor Vehicle Idling (Fixed Penalty) ordinance and simultaneously giving comfortable work environment to drivers and protecting the environment by higher energy efficiency, lower fuel consumption and reduced roadside pollution.

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