With some franchised bus operators launching new electric buses in the last fortnight, zero-emission transport in Hong Kong has taken a small step forward. Yet without government leadership, we are still far from meeting public demand for a 100 per cent zero-emission bus fleet.
Each year over a thousand Hongkongers die prematurely because of air pollution. Despite the improvements over the past few years, the average level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the roadside air in 2021 still exceeded World Health Organization standards by 620 per cent.
(Full article published on SCMP on 9 May 2022. Click here to view.)