Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eco Expo Asia 2015 - HKTDC, International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection, 28th to 31st Oct

 HKTDC is currently holding the 10th Anniversary Eco Expo Asia 2015 -  the Asia World Expo venue side near the HK International Airport,  which has attracted exhibitors ranging from Hardware to Building Materials,   Lighting and Electric Cars and Buses.   It will open from 28th to 31st October 2015,  more details are available here:



Asia World Expo -
On the Airport Train line,  it is just one station away from HK International Airport.
Alternatively just take a Taxi



Its mainly Eco Sustainable Building Materials,  Outdoor Lighting and other Environmental Technologies Here,    Plus the Electric Cars and Buses -
At this Asia Expo venue.  The Wanchai Exhibition and Convention Centre side concentrates more on the Lighting side this year in 2015.



Nissan LEAF – a Zero emission Battery Electric Car with 88KW Motor and around 160Km Range
Apparently thanks to the likes of Tesla too,  Electric Cars are really taking off.  There are currently 11 Quick Charge stations in HK,  where a full battery charge can be attained in just 30 minutes.  There are lots more Medium Charge stations in HK,  where charging takes between 3-4 hours whilst you go shopping or stay in a Hotel.

Nissan LEAF Gear Control -  There is a D and B Drive mode.
If you have already driven or test drove Electric Cars before,  you might notice that operating on the maximum Battery Regenerative Mode  (B Mode here),  will automatically engine brake when letting go of the accelerator,  as this action saves and generates power much like in Hybrid Cars during braking.   As a Safety Feature,  most Electric Cars under Regenerative Mode turns on the Braking Lights automatically if you are not on the gas already. 

Zippy Motor for a Battery Car -
Although without an actual combustion engine,  Electric Cars on average are nominally heavier than a Petrol Car due to the Battery Packs.  However using an Electric Motor instead of a Fuel Engine with a full Drive Train,  much higher efficiency is achieved with little energy wasted.  So a 88KW Electric Motor usually has better instant torque,  throttle response and actual power transferred to the wheels.  It really is the way to go for the Future plus it has Zero Emission of waste gas.  



Me Behind the Nissan LEAF Wheel -
Will also try out 2 other Car models below to compare



The Nissan e-NV200 – a 7 Seater
The Electric Motor spec is the same as the LEAF above.   The suspension and other set ups are however different.   Obviously due to the heavier weight this will be less racy,  but then it is higher up the ground and more comfortable for the family.

This Nissan e-NV200 is apparently quite Popular with locals living in HK’s New Territories -
Since living on larger housing estates mean they have spare garage space to Charge Batteries and it is for getting around local areas,  to schools and for shopping daily.  


The Green Electric Bus has a mileage of around 300km -
This was on the news these few days too,  you can visit and see for yourself at the Eco Expo Asia.  Hopefully this will be running soon in early 2016 is the plan for HK.




Some Animal Products also available -
Apparently they are natural organic and helps animals to digest..

New Eco Fish Tanks -
These are interesting because they are based on Nitrogen Cycles.  You grow Plants on the top level,  and feed your fishes in the tanks below as normal.   The Natural Cleaning and filtering cycle means,  it will grow both plants above and fishes or lobsters below without much maintenance.   If you have kept gold fish or tropical fishes at home before, you will notice how each Water Change can be a hassle and the chemical changes can hazardly affect the fish’s health.   This natural technology fixes most of those imbalance problems..



This Company does Air Purifying, 
The machine is installed at Hospital Entrances,  where it can clean your shoes before Entering and minimizing Contamination of hospital rooms.  Quite Useful in other situations too..



A MedAir Air Purifier using Metal Ionizers -  no Paper Filters required
Operating with a Static Electricity voltage that is lower than Body generated Static Electricity when pulling off your wool jumper in Winter, this is quite safe even for Children.


Interesting new Tungsten Lamps -
Generating less heat than before,  but maintaining the same nostalgic feeling..



Final Electric Car Test Today – a Volkswagen eGolf also with 88KW Power
The base weight is around 1600Kg and comprised of 264 different Battery Packs.  This is Sportier than I thought,  its quite adept at over taking with instant response,  again thanks to the Electric Motor with hardly any energy loss through the Engine & Drive Train mechanicals.   



This Logo flips open for the Reverse Camera during Parking -
Such a cool idea.  It also 2ndly acts as the Boot Release Handle. 
Lets hope this VW really is achieving Zero Emission. 


Feels just like an Ordinary Petrol Car -
But overall they are much quieter and throttle response is quite instant. 
I wonder if Electric Battery Cars will 1 day replace all petrol and diesel vehicles 1 day in the near future,  as this Technology really is flying these 2 years…  and Government Incentives means you pay less Taxes and also receive higher Resale Values for Electric Cars nowadays.  Even hotels like L’Hotel branches in Hong Kong and Shopping Centres are catching on this technology and providing Charging Stations for customers and it is certainly worth monitoring to understand the trend.

Eco Expo Asia 2015 – Date from 28th to 31st October

Address:   AsiaWorld-Expo
Hong Kong International Airport
Lantau, Hong Kong, China

General Enquiries
Tel: (852) 3606 8828
Fax: (852) 3606 8889

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