After more than a year on the road (as part of a two-year trial run), the five gas-electric
being tested by the government of Hong Kong are meeting the needs of the people using them and are consuming 40 percent less fuel than comparable non-hybrid vehicles. Started in April 2005, the
trial program is the first step to wider implementation of hybrids in the Government fleet. So far, non-fuel
costs for the cars (repair
and maintenance) are about the same as regular cars, the government
. Ethanol is not being seriously considered by the Hong Kong government, but it is allowing up to five percent ethanol to be blended into gasoline in Hong Kong. The government is also looking into the
for possibly wider use.
[Source: Hong Kong Government ]