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Motorcyclists will be offered more incentives to go electric

The summer will see a new subsidy programme aimed at encouraging motorists to ditch their petrol hungry bikes for cleaner versions.

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A fresh subsidy programme for the purchase of electric motorcycles will be launched in June, says the Macao’s director of the Environmental Protection Bureau, Raymond Tam.

The official told public broadcaster TDM that the move was in line with the government’s desire to promote the use of new energy vehicles.

Tam also noted that the authorities had installed 14 battery-swapping stations in seven public car parks, while 49 public car parks had around 600 charging stations between them.

[See more: Can Macao cut carbon emissions to almost zero by 2050?]

Under the government’s recently unveiled decarbonisation strategy, Macao aims to achieve near-zero emissions before 2050 – a goal in line with the central government’s goal of overall carbon neutrality by 2060. 

As well as offering incentives for residents to switch to electric vehicles, the strategy involves public transport improvements and better recycling facilities.

Energy conservation, clean energy alternatives, at-source waste reduction, low carbon lifestyles and regional cooperation in technological innovation are also important pillars in the plan.

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