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Diesel Cars Account for More than Half of Total Distance Travelled by Cars in S. Korea

Diesel Cars Account for More than Half of Total Distance Travelled by Cars in S. Korea

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Diesel cars, known to be one of the major causes of air pollution, comprised nearly half of all automobiles driven in South Korea last year. The Korea Transportation Safety Authority announced last Friday that cars in South Korea covered a total distance of 327.1 billion kilometers last year, an [...]

Diesel Technology Forum Statement Regarding the ICCT and CCAC Air Pollution Study

Diesel Technology Forum Statement Regarding the ICCT and CCAC Air Pollution Study

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement regarding a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) estimating health outcomes from transportation sources of emissions in urban areas around the globe. From Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel [...]

Import Diesel Cars Market Presence Falling amid Comeback of Gasoline Vehicles: KAIDA

Import Diesel Cars Market Presence Falling amid Comeback of Gasoline Vehicles: KAIDA

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The market presence of imported diesel cars in South Korea has backtracked in South Korea in the face of a comeback by gasoline vehicles, industry data showed Sunday. According to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA), the number of newly registered diesel cars in the country reached [...]

Gasoline Cars Regain 50 pct Market Share in H1

Gasoline Cars Regain 50 pct Market Share in H1

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Gasoline-powered vehicles regained a 50 percent market share for new cars in the January-June period amid weaker demand for diesel vehicles, industry data showed Tuesday. Gasoline cars accounted for 50.2 percent of South Korea’s total new car registrations in the first half, data by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association [...]

Gov’t Not Planning to Raise Diesel Prices to Combat Fine Dust: Finance Ministry

Gov’t Not Planning to Raise Diesel Prices to Combat Fine Dust: Finance Ministry

SEJONG, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has no plan to raise diesel prices in the near future as it tries to reduce fine dust levels in the air, the finance ministry said Monday. “We’ve considered many scenarios related to tax rate hikes for diesel, but all have been found to be [...]

Government Considers Easing Regulations on LPG-Powered Cars Amid Fine Dust Concerns

Government Considers Easing Regulations on LPG-Powered Cars Amid Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is planning to ease regulations on liquid petroleum gas-powered vehicles to combat fine dust, miniscule airborne particles that have recently been the centerpiece of national health concern.  Currently, LPG vehicle purchases are limited to drivers with disabilities and individuals of national merit, with the exception [...]