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Hong Kong to begin six-month trial on e-mobility devices next week

Hong Kong to begin six-month trial on e-mobility devices next week

A six-month pilot trial on the use of electric mobility devices will begin next week at Pak Shek Kok, the Transport Department announced on Friday.

The pilot trial will be held on an approximately 3-kilometer-long cycle track section at Pak Shek Kok between University Station and the Science Park from May 23 to November 22.

Two main types of electric mobility devices - motorized personal mobility devices and power-assisted pedal cycles, will be covered in the pilot trial, according to the department.

The department said it aims to gather more operational experience on the use of e-mobility devices for short-distance commuting on a cycle track between a workplace and a transport hub.

Only registered trial participants with a permit issued by the department will be able to join the pilot trial under a one-off arrangement specifically for the pilot trial.

Citizens are reminded that the use of unregistered electric mobility devices without a permit or outside the designated location and time period specified in the permit may commit an offense under the Road Traffic Ordinance. Offenders are liable to a fine of HK$10,000 or imprisonment or may even lose their driving licenses.

Details can be found on the department’s leaflet about the pilot trial here.

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