SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The public and private sectors will collaborate to replace city buses, airport limousines, and commuter buses in Seoul with hydrogen-powered buses.
Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Ministry of Environment, SK E&S Co., and T Map Mobility Co.
The objective is to replace approximately 1,300 buses currently operating in Seoul with hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses by 2026.
As part of this project, Seoul aims to replace about 300 airport limousines bound for the city, which accounts for around 70 percent of the existing 451 airport buses, with hydrogen buses by 2026.
The city’s ultimate goal is to achieve a complete replacement by 2030.
Additionally, the city plans to replace around 1,000 city and commuter buses with hydrogen buses by 2026, while establishing dedicated refilling stations in public garages.
Since 2020, Hyundai Motor has been supplying hydrogen buses to Seoul and has further plans to introduce high-floor hydrogen airport limousines this year.
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