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New Legislation Allows for Small-scale Electricity Brokerage Businesses

New Legislation Allows for Small-scale Electricity Brokerage Businesses

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A simple method to allow for the sale of electricity stored in electric car batteries is coming to South Korea. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on December 12 that it had completed a revision enforcement decree to electric utility legislation and was introducing the so-called ‘Small-scale [...]

Hyundai to Invest 7.6 tln Won in Hydrogen Cars by 2030

Hyundai to Invest 7.6 tln Won in Hydrogen Cars by 2030

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers will collectively invest 7.6 trillion won (US$6.7 billion) in hydrogen fuel cell electric car-producing facilities and related R&D activities by 2030, the company said Tuesday. Under the so-called hydrogen road map, the business group and 124 partner companies will invest in a plant [...]

Renault Samsung Offers More Twizy EVs for Car-sharing Service

Renault Samsung Offers More Twizy EVs for Car-sharing Service

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Renault Samsung Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will provide more Twizy ultracompact electric cars to a local car sharing service, a move to strengthen its leading stance as an electric vehicle maker. Renault Samsung will gradually supply another 45 Twizy models to the LH Happiness car-sharing service available at [...]

SK Innovation to Invest 1.14 tln Won in U.S. Battery Plant

SK Innovation to Invest 1.14 tln Won in U.S. Battery Plant

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co., South Korea’s top energy-chemical business, said Monday that it will invest 1.14 trillion won (US$1.01 billion) to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the United States. The company said it has decided to construct the 9.8 gigawatt-hour capacity battery plant in the city of [...]

SK Innovation Mulls Building Car Battery Plants in U.S., Europe

SK Innovation Mulls Building Car Battery Plants in U.S., Europe

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co., a South Korean energy-to-construction conglomerate, said Wednesday that it is considering building electric vehicle battery plants in the United States and Europe to meet growing demand for zero-emissions cars. SK Innovation said up to four unidentified areas have been shortlisted for its first plant in the [...]

LG Chem Inks Deal to Secure Lithium Hydroxide from Canada

LG Chem Inks Deal to Secure Lithium Hydroxide from Canada

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Chem Ltd., South Korea’s top chemicals company, said Wednesday it has signed a five-year deal with Nemaska Lithium, a Canadian supplier of lithium hydroxide, a key material in making electric vehicle batteries. The deal allows LG Chem to receive 7,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per year, enough for [...]

Electric Vehicles’ Share Increases in S. Korean Car Market

Electric Vehicles’ Share Increases in S. Korean Car Market

SEOUL, Jun. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The share of electric vehicles (EV) in the sales of eco-friendly vehicles in South Korea has surpassed 20 percent for the first time this year on the back of a wide range of lineups and improved charging infrastructure, industry data showed Wednesday. A total of 5,542 EVs were sold [...]

Battery Makers Search for Steady Supply of Cobalt as Price Rises

Battery Makers Search for Steady Supply of Cobalt as Price Rises

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Local battery makers are rushing to secure a steady supply of cobalt through import diversification and company mergers as the price of the raw material keeps rising, industry sources said Thursday. The international price of cobalt, a core component of batteries used in smartphones and electric vehicles, jumped to [...]