China News Service, February 27 (Xinhua) According to Hong Kong's "Ta Kung Pao" report, the world is facing the pressure brought by climate change, and all parts of the world have the responsibility to reduce carbon emissions.

In recent years, Hong Kong has also launched a number of plans and policies. The development of electric vehicles to reduce the use of fossil fuels is one of the focuses.

  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invited Chen Qingquan, the "Father of Electric Vehicles in Asia" and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, to lead the establishment of the PolyU Electric Vehicle Research Center and serve as the director of the center. A briefing and launching ceremony were held on the 26th.

  According to Chen Qingquan, the center focuses on cutting-edge research and development in the fields of electric vehicle technology, smart transportation systems and energy management, and promotes the development of sustainable and clean green energy to support the government in achieving the dual carbon goals.

In addition, PolyU will also launch a Master of Science in Electric Vehicles program in the new academic year 2024/25, hoping to cultivate more talents in related fields.

  Zou Guotang, deputy director of the PolyU Electric Vehicle Research Center, said that the research center is committed to conducting cutting-edge research and going beyond the pace of enterprises. It will carry out research projects including wireless charging and "charging while walking". In addition, the center will pay special attention to transforming research results into practical applications. , will discuss with companies the application research of wireless charging and silicon carbide in electric vehicle chips.

PolyU will also launch the "Master of Science in Electric Vehicles" course in the new academic year in September this year. It has received more than 400 applications so far, hoping to bring more available talents to the electric vehicle industry.

  Chen Jiachong, research assistant professor at the PolyU Technology and Innovation Policy Research Center, added that the research center will also collect relevant data to accelerate the application of new energy vehicles in different usage scenarios in Hong Kong.

Taking Citybus' newly put into use hydrogen double-decker buses as an example, he explained that traditional electric vehicles take a long time to charge. For public transportation with long routes and frequent flights, it is necessary to consider the feasibility of fast charging energy. of.

  PolyU Vice-President Zhao Ruheng emphasized that Hong Kong has gathered various relevant policies and talents, which is a good time to develop the electric vehicle industry. The research center can also provide a platform to display results and encourage students and researchers to not only focus on publishing papers, but is to collaborate with industry to translate results into practical applications and seek additional research funding.

  At the launch ceremony of the PolyU Electric Vehicle Research Center, Sun Dong, Director of the Bureau of Innovation, Technology and Industry of the SAR Government, Neil Bush, Founder and Chairman of the George Bush Foundation for US-China Relations, and Teng Jinguang, President of PolyU, officiated and delivered speeches. The center also collaborated with China Electric Power International Development Co., Ltd. and Vichyton (Hong Kong) Automobile Co., Ltd. signed a memorandum of cooperation.