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Dubuc Motors Receives SEC Qualification Under US JOBS Act

Dubuc Motors Receives SEC Qualification Under US JOBS Act

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Dubuc Motors, the company behind the Tomahawk – the world’s first 2+2 electric sports car, announced today the launch of the live offering phase of its equity crowdfunding campaign after the qualification of its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company revealed its electric [...]

Seoul Plans Changes for the Self-Driving Era

Seoul Plans Changes for the Self-Driving Era

SEJONG, Feb. 13 Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Monday a set of plans for the local automotive industry from 2017 to 2021 to better prepare South Korea for the imminent era of autonomous vehicles. According to the ministry, demand for safer vehicles will only increase given Korea’s rapidly aging [...]

Rental Firms to Help EV Distribution through Long-Term Rentals

Rental Firms to Help EV Distribution through Long-Term Rentals

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to get wider distribution through rental and car sharing services, bolstered by a government-industry agreement, auto business officials said Thursday.  The Environment Ministry and car rental companies struck a pact Wednesday to promote the use of eco-friendly vehicles. The rental firms will provide contracts [...]

Renault Samsung to Host “Eco-Rally” Featuring its EV Sedan

Renault Samsung to Host “Eco-Rally” Featuring its EV Sedan

BUSAN, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Renault Samsung Motors, a local subsidiary of Groupe Renault, announced Monday that it will host the 2016 Busan Eco-Rally. During the race, participants will drive around the city in SM3 Z.E. vehicles, the automaker’s full-electric sedan, engaging in various environmentally-friendly missions such as doing dishes using as little water [...]

Tesla Applies for Certification in Korea as It Prepares for Launch

Tesla Applies for Certification in Korea as It Prepares for Launch

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors filed for certifications on emissions and noise from South Korea’s environment ministry earlier this week, a step toward its official launch in the country, industry officials said Thursday.  The certification request was made on Tuesday for the 90D version of the Model S [...]

Government to Subsidize EV Charging Stations

Government to Subsidize EV Charging Stations

JEJU, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next year, private service facilities such as gas stations, cafés, and accommodations will be eligible to receive up to 20 million won ($18,318) in government funds when they install an EV charging station on their premises.  According to Vice Minister Woo Tae-hee of the Ministry of Trade, Industry [...]