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Anyone from Asia?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Model S_HKG, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Model S_HKG

    Model S_HKG Member

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    Is there any Tesla owner or future owner from Asia here in the forum? It would be nice to set up a little community here.

    1. Model S_HKG - Hong Kong SAR, China.
     
  2. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Yep. There are about a dozen roadsters in Hong Kong, and we're just starting an owners club.
     
  3. tetsuos

    tetsuos HK #488 (2.5)

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    And I'm the third one posting from HK... HK is the absolute perfect location for electric cars, and the Roadster completely tears it up!

    Mark: did your new toy arrive yet?
     
  4. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Still waiting (patiently). Factory #3, so should be the end of April.

    Found an interesting LEGCO answering regarding expressway permits:

    LCQ 19: The wider use of electric vehicles

    Dated December 1st 2010 - Secretary for the Environment: An EV owner may apply for vehicle first registration and an expressway permit at the same time. In general, the permit, together with the vehicle registration document and the vehicle licence, can be issued to the applicant on the second working day after the application.

    Perhaps when I apply for the permit, I should staple that quote to the application? Maybe get it in less than a month?
     
  5. Model S_HKG

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    I agree with you tetsuos, Hong Kong is the best place for EVs!
     
  6. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    What makes Hong Kong so good for EVs?

    Pros:
    Short journeys
    High levels of air pollution
    Excellent electrical infrastructure
    High fuel costs

    Cons:
    Few private garages - difficulty of arranging charging infrastructure
    70+% coal for power generation
    Few sloping roofs for solar

    Anything else?
     
  7. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Tomorrow, hopefully. Might even have an expressway permit ;-)
     

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