Kerry Logistics has deployed three hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) as part of a pilot program under the auspices of Hong Kong’s government.
Hong Kong’s government is pursuing trails of medium-sized HEVs.
The vehicles operating in Hong Kong are using a combination of fuel and battery-powered electricity. For two years, the logistics service provider will operate three conventional trucks in parallel to the new hybrid trucks, and a research team from Hong Kong Polytechnic University will compare performance, diesel consumption, and maintenance cost of the two fleets.
Should the results of the trials prove favorable, Kerry Logistics will consider expanding the use of HEVs into its fleet.
Earlier this year, FedEx Express deployed a fleet of all-electric commercial vehicles in Hong Kong.