diesel car Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Hyundai, Kia Diesel Car Sales Fall for 3 Straight Years

Hyundai, Kia Diesel Car Sales Fall for 3 Straight Years

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of diesel cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its corporate cousin, Kia Motors Corp., have steadily fallen for the past three years due to stricter emission regulations, industry data showed Monday. Diesel-powered sales accounted for 33.8 percent of 1,013,259 sedans and recreational vehicles sold by Hyundai and [...]

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul will begin restricting the entry of old diesel cars into the city on days with severe fine dust, starting Wednesday. Seoul announced the emergency measure to cut down fine dust emissions on Tuesday, the sixth time this year. The measure will enter effect when ultrafine dust concentrations reach [...]

Seoul Goes After Diesel Cars in Fight Against Fine Dust

Seoul Goes After Diesel Cars in Fight Against Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul is ramping up its efforts to tackle fine dust, with the latest target being diesel vehicles with high emissions levels. At an open forum on fine dust measures held last Saturday at Seoul Plaza, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon made a surprise announcement about possible measures to tackle the problem [...]

Government Pursues Economic Growth, Improved Environment with New Policy

Government Pursues Economic Growth, Improved Environment with New Policy

SEJONG, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting in the latter half of the year, the government will provide a tax rebate of up to 1 million won ($862) for new car purchases when car owners scrap their old diesel vehicles. It will also expand its investment in the eco-friendly sector, taking on projects such as [...]

South Jeolla Province has Highest Percentage of Diesel Vehicles in Korea

South Jeolla Province has Highest Percentage of Diesel Vehicles in Korea

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Diesel cars are at the center of attention in Korea with the ongoing investigation into Audi-Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, and the government’s recent labelling of diesel vehicles as major producers of fine dust, which has become dangerously prevalent in recent years.  In a recent study conducted by the Ministry of [...]

Diesel Car Emissions Standards to Feature ‘On-Road’ Testing

Diesel Car Emissions Standards to Feature ‘On-Road’ Testing

SEJONG, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean government has set a new regulation on emissions standards for diesel cars, in which the amount of greenhouse gases emitted during casual driving will also be considered along with the amount of gases emitted under pre-set driving conditions, since diesel cars are known to emit more nitrogen [...]