One of Hong Kong's new electric taxis
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Fleet of electric taxis launched to tackle pollution in Hong Kong

23 May 2013 Last updated at 06:44 BST

Hong Kong has launched a trial run of a fleet of electric taxis in a bid to tackle the island's serious pollution problems which, according to estimates from the independent think tank Civic Exchange, cause 3,200 premature deaths per year.

For the next six months, 45 low emission taxis will be trialled after a similar test in nearby Shenzen city proved successful.

Tom Santorelli reports.