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About 6 percent of vehicles in Macao are eco-friendly

The proportion is much higher for taxis and public buses, however, standing at 95 and 70 percent respectively.

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Some 6.2 percent of Macao’s 252,000 vehicles are powered by environmentally friendly means, TDM reports.The proportion puts the SAR in line with national trends, with new energy vehicles making up 6.07 percent of China’s entire automobile fleet at the end of 2023.

There are 8,200 fully-electric vehicles, 7,200 hybrids and 170 vehicles that run on natural gas in Macao, according to official data cited by the broadcaster.

The taxi sector has a much higher percentage of electric and hybrid vehicles than the general fleet. About 95 percent of the 1,520 taxis in Macao are either hybrids (1,320) or fully-electric (119).

[See more: Guangdong’s electric vehicle output surged by more than 80 percent last year]

Of the city’s almost 1,100 public buses, about 70 percent are deemed environmentally friendly. The percentage is higher for buses operated by gaming concessionaires. 

Macao’s two public bus service providers, TCM and Transmac, have pledged to update most of their fleet with green buses this year.

Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Bureau recently announced it would launch a new subsidy programme for the purchase of electric motorcycles, starting in June.

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