Why would you need an electric vehicle?
In an effort to reduce carbon footprint for a greener planet, many countries have pledged to gradually phase out vehicles powered by fossil fuels in order to eliminate vehicular pollution and some leading car manufacturers also set targets to make a shift to the production of electric cars (EV) or plug-in hybrids. Increasingly more EVs are hitting the road with ever-extending driving ranges and enhanced features to popularise the zero-emission option. Not only does an EV emit significantly less air pollutants and greenhouse gases than a traditional vehicle, it is less expensive to run and maintain, too.
Why would you need Smart Charge?
To support the continued growth of EVs in Hong Kong as the city aspires to transform into a smart city, Smart Charge (HK) Limited was established in 2016 by HKT Limited (HKT) and CLP Holdings Limited (CLP) as a joint venture, aiming to provide a total EV- charging solution at car parks, housing estates and various institutions to meet the rising demand from end users and businesses in Hong Kong via monthly subscription plans and tailor-made solutions.
As an owner of an EV, you recognise the importance of having convenient EV charging infrastructure. Smart Charge aims to provide you with an all-in-one solution for EV charging including on-site layout, equipment and installation recommendations, as well as after-sales service to save you the time and hassle.
Smart Charge’s one-stop service aims to address the entire process of EV charging, from engaging with property owners, building management offices, advising on site layout plus equipment and installation recommendations, to charger installation, insurance, maintenance and after-sales service – all to save customers’ time and hassle. You can choose your service plan according to your vehicle use pattern. Upon signing up of a monthly plan, an EV charger will be installed at your own parking space.
Instead of installing EV charger separately for individual customer upon request, Smart Charge focuses on pre-installing electrical infrastructure at residential and office car parks on a whole property level that could cater for the greatest number of EV owners, and makes use of intelligent network management technologies such as load management to achieve charging efficiency and safety. The infrastructure comes with advanced supervisory, control and automation technologies and an intelligent network management solution to achieve safe and reliable operation.
Monthly Subscription Plan
Smart Charge’s monthly subscription plan is designed primarily for residents of multi-storey buildings. Simply by subscribing to the service plan at a fixed monthly fee, you can enjoy hassle-free EV-charging service at your home’s car park. If you consider yourself a lite user of EV, go for the lite subscription plan which gives you a quota of 30 charging hours per month. Otherwise, opt for the standard plan which has no limit on the number of charging hours*. Either way, you will be able to pick a monthly subscription plan according to your actual needs.
*Subject to Smart Charge – Fair Usage Policy. For details, please refer to Smart Charge website: www.smartcharge.com.hk.
If you are interested in owning your personal charging facility, Smart Charge’s “Buy-and-Own” model would be a tailor-made solution for you. You can buy a charging facility to be installed at your place, such as a villa or village. This solution is also ideal if you manage a car park in commercial complexes, office buildings and institutions providing EV-charging solutions to facility users.
When you are on the roads, Smart Charge’s “Park-and-Charge” model provides you a service supplementary to home charge solution. Smart Charge will also develop a “Park and Charge” network in public areas to offer convenient EV charging services where you can simply plug and charge your EV at one of the charging stations in Quarry Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui or Sai Kung, with more in the construction pipeline. You can then settle payments by means of HKT’s Tap & Go mobile wallet or other forms of payment.
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