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    Great news for Electric Vehicle Users: Kaohsiung City Provides Free Parking for Electric Motorcycles and 6-Hour Free Parking for All-Electric Vehicles Starting from July Print
    • Publishing Date:2018-07-23~2018-10-31
    • Update Time:2018-07-23 09:37
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    • Publishing Unit:Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government

    [Kaohsiung News] Giving a great support to electric vehicle users, Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City is expediting the implementation of low-carbon green transport to reduce air pollution emissions. Starting from July 1, the City Government provides electric motorcycle users with free parking in off-street parking lots and on-street parking areas, and all-electric car users with 6-hour free parking in on-street parking areas and free parking in off-street parking lots to encourage uptake of electric cars and motorcycles.

    According to the director-general of Transportation Bureau Chen Ching-Fu, several measures are implemented to facilitate uptake of electric vehicles. In order to prevent permanent parking in on-street parking spaces which are intended for temporary parking, all-electric car users are provided with 6-hour free parking per day for on-street parking spaces (free parking once per day for a charge-per-use parking space and free 6-hour parking for an hourly parking space; parking spaces with high rates excluded). They can also enjoy free parking in off-street parking lots (kindly referring to any updates and changes at each off-street parking lot). Electric motorcycle users could park their motorcycles for free in on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots.

    Any electric motorcycle and all-electric car user who register with motor vehicles offices of Directorate General of Highways, are eligible to enjoy the benefit of the policy. All the said users are encouraged to take advantage of the policy and have a trip in Kaohsiung!

    According to Transportation Bureau, there are around 2 million motorcycles and 865,000 automobiles in Kaohsiung. Among them, electric motorcycles and cars account for only 1% and less than 1%, respectively, indicating that gasoline cars still make up the majority of the cars used in Kaohsiung.

    To reduce the harms to humans and environment caused by mobile source air pollution from private vehicles, Transportation Bureau is drafting the “Sustainable and Green Transportation Development Plan,” which includes several measures to promote low-carbon transport. It is hoped that the parking special offer could raise the awareness as well as encourage the public to develop habits of using green energy and to support green transportation, in order to combat air pollution.