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Aircon running on parking/waiting Model S

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by Vmax, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Vmax

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    There was a lot of discussion about cars parking/waiting with idling engine and the aircon running in the past, especially during the hot summer month.
    Now this behaviour is subject to a fine.
    How is the legal situation in a Tesla? The engine is off when the aircon is running, but the aircon itself is running and will generate some noise detectable by police.
     
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    That was fast. Thanks for clarification bollar. Could have looked it up myself actually :redface:
     
  4. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    From my understanding, this law only apply to Internal Combustion Engine vehicles:

    Problems Solutions | Environmental Protection Department

    You can also see the law itself at:

    http://www.legislation.gov.hk/blis_pdf.nsf/4f0db701c6c25d4a4825755c00352e35/B3CE1E5CED7F155F4825785000535DAC/$FILE/CAP_611_e_b5.pdf

    P.S. I am not a lawyer. If you are concerned, get one :wink:
     
  5. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    Just tell them "this is an electric car with zero emission! Dumbo!"
     
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    "to all motor vehicles with ICEs powered by fuels such as petrol, diesel or liquefied petroleum gas, as well as hybrid vehicles operating in fuel combustion mode. As electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles operating solely in electric mode do not emit pollutants, the idling prohibition should not apply on them;"
    Just show them the Frunk to prove there is no engine!
     
  8. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    If challenged, you can show them vehicle license in the window. The car has no engine size (as no engine).
     
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    No, the way to deal with the Police is to let them ticket you minimal objection. Then take it to court for the satisfaction (and media attention) of watching the Judge make the officer look like a fool.
     
  10. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Given that there are so many exclusions to this law, and it is so hard to enforce, last I heard there had been no prosecutions anyway.
     

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