CEM holds press conference to introduce CEM EV charging facilities and future development
Macau, 31 March 2017
CEM held a press conference at CEM Building on 31 March to brief the media about its electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities and future development plans. The press conference was hosted by Cecilia Nip, Senior Manager of CEM Regulatory Senior Manager Affairs and Corporate Communications Office, and Rossi Chau, Senior Engineer of Logistics and Administrative Support of Procurement and Logistics Department.
CEM has always been committed to supporting green commuting policy of Macau SAR Government. It set up the first EV charging station at Park Lane Car Park, Av. de Almeida Ribeiro as early as 2010, and is gradually expanding its scale. Currently, total 18 Macau public car parks are equipped with EV charging facilities with over 70 chargers available for EVs and E-bikes, covering more than 40% of public car parks. At the press conference, Rossi Chau briefed the media about charging facilities as well as different charging systems, charging methods and management systems.
To help facilitate the development plan of Macau SAR Government, CEM is going to install more EV charging stations at eight public car parks in next phase, including Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpcao Car Park, Jardim das Artes Car Park, Rua do Almirante Sérgio Car Park, Edifício Mong In Car Park, Jardim de Iao Hon Car Park and Edifício Cheng Choi Car Park in Macau, as well as Rua da Ponte Negra Car Park in Taipa and Edifício Koi Nga Car Park in Coloane. This move aims to further expand the coverage of EV charging stations, reaching 60% of public car parks. In addition, CEM will increase the number of charging stations in accordance to usage status as well as the growth of EVs. CEM will also analyze the usage patterns of various districts in a bid to continuously optimize the distribution of different charging systems.
After the introduction, CEM demonstrated EV charging operations to the media at the EV parking area located in the Transport Bureau Car Park. To facilitate the identification of EV charging station locations, all parking area are decorated with an eye-catching blue sky and white clouds backdrop together with a green EV signage on the floor of the parking bay. CEM prepared two EVs for live demonstration, carrying out medium-speed and quick charging respectively. Drivers can start charging their EVs simply by parking their vehicles on the chosen parking bay, shutting off the vehicle’s power source, inserting the charging cable into the proper charging socket, tapping the CEM EV Card on the charging station’s card reader, and carrying out operation as per instructions on the screen. The entire process is convenient and simple. Drivers can understand more about the charging methods by scanning the QR codes or reading the charging instructions posted on-site. Citizens can also visit the EV section of CEM's website and website of the Office for the Development of the Energy Sector to learn more.