Shou Qi Group’s new car-sharing service has been introduced to Hengqin and Zhuhai with 200 GoFun new-energy vehicles now available for hire.
The GoFun pure-electric vehicles came into service in Zhuhai on 30 March 2018, with the fleet of Chery eQ1 Small Ants boasting a maximum speed of 100km/h and mileage per tank of around 250km. Each car can accommodate four passengers plus luggage.
According to a GoFun spokesperson, motorists can rent, drive and return a car in Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan and Zhongshan.
A GoFun account requires a deposit of RMB699 uploaded to a mobile phone along with ID card and driver’s license details. The fee is RMB15.6 per hour or RMB1 per kilometer, plus 0.1 yuan per minute.
GoFun is not the first car-sharing service to launch in Zhuhai. Last May, Da Hengqin Public Facility Management Co Ltd and EV-Link launched the “Safe Travel” car-sharing service to promote green commuting. Safe Travel is available to both residents and tourists, including those from Macau with valid ID and a mainland driving license.
Hengqin Port, which provides a 24-hour customs clearance service, is some distance from the downtown area so the two companies chose the port as the pilot area for their car-sharing service.
To open an account with EV-Link, users can download the app and register with their ID and driver’s license. No deposit is required. Macau residents can also use their Macau ID to register. The fee is RMB0.15 per kilometer or RMB0.35 per minute. A maximum RMB58 will be charged from 20:30 to 08:30 each day.
According to GoFun, there are currently 100,000 cars shared in China but this number is predicted to rise to two million by 2020.
Hengqin International Tennis Center will be open for use by residents of Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macau free of charge from 11 August to 31 December, Huafa Sports has revealed.
The Zijin Hengqin Lecture Series was held on 4 August at Xiangzhou Port in Hengqin, bringing a traditional Chinese cultural feast with the characteristics of the Forbidden City to attendees from Hengqin and neighbor cities.
Hengqin International Tennis Center hosted a special ceremony on 21 July to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy tournament.
The 2nd 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (Guangdong) International Communication Forum dealt with a range of strategic issues including Guangdong Province’s brand image building and dissemination, scientific and technological innovation and construction of the Greater Bay Area.
The forum was coordinated by the GMTCM Park – the first project jointly developed in Hengqin by the governments of Macau and Zhuhai.
Zhuhai issued its first five-year mainland residence permit on 9 September 2018 to a Macau citizen living in the city. According to government information, 751 more eligible individuals from Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan have now received permits.
From 19 to 21 September, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum on International Communication, China (Guangdong) will be held at Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hengqin New Area. It is the second edition of the annual event.