Hong Kong taxis could become a testing ground for electric taxi sector

Despite the fact that many Hong Kong taxi drivers are set against the introduction of electric taxis it seems that the authorities are determined to push this through at some point. In a city which has over 500,000 vehicles it is claimed that just 310 are pure electric vehicles.

This is obviously a dismal percentage of the overall traffic in the city although when you bear in mind there are 18,000 taxis perhaps this move by the authorities could set the wheels in motion for a significant take-up of electric vehicles in due course?