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Macao Magazine 54

September 2019

Electric Vehicles charging solutions and plans to expand in Hong Kong, Macao and South Korea, targeting private car parks and shopping malls. It benefits from the Cyberport Incubation programme and has joined the Macau Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre. Kuan believes that ‘electric vehicles will dominate the market in five to 10 years’. “If we embrace it earlier,” he notes, “we will get ahead of our competitors with our technologies.” The oneCHARGE smart equipment (pictured above), which is manufactured in Taiwan, 54

integrates technology that allows internet connections. “It can find the car parking space in shopping malls and department stores,” says the firm’s chief technology officer, Kuan, “and we help them to install car chargers in their parking lots and, when an electric vehicle comes, the driver can use our charger by scanning a QR code and paying with our app. While it is charging, the user can shop, dine, go to the cinema. The car park owner benefits from the data we provide – they know how many vehicles used their place for shopping and how many customers return and how much revenue they generate from the EV chargers.” Kuan admits that Macao has ‘totally changed’ in recent years. “Start-ups are popping up and going to the Mainland and global markets,” he says. “And Macao has become much more digitalised.” The entrepreneur believes that the city’s governmental support is ‘most important’ because ‘it can support businesses at different levels, financially, providing offices and coworking areas and also trials, to see if an idea works or not’. “If the government can support at the early prototype stage,” he says, “this will be a great push for start-ups.”

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Macao Magazine September 2019  

We have found alarming figures on plastic waste over the course of putting together this issue: 160,000 plastic bags are used every second a...

Macao Magazine September 2019  

We have found alarming figures on plastic waste over the course of putting together this issue: 160,000 plastic bags are used every second a...