An announcement from the Hong Kong Transport Advisory Committee was made late May 2011:
Figures given were that as of May 2011 only 68 private cars and 9 motorcycles are registered in Hong Kong as battery-powered.The Transport Advisory Committee (TAC) recommended that electric cars with an output of at least seven kilowatts be allowed on expressways. The committee also recommends clearance for electric motorcycles of at least three kilowatts.
The TAC suggests that 7kW is equivalent to >500cc. Both i-MiEV and Leaf exceed 50kW, but "My Car" only outputs 5kW.
TAC chairman Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said authorities would soon begin procedures to implement the new standard this year.