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Seoul to Increase Hydrogen Cars to Nearly 6,400 This Year

Seoul to Increase Hydrogen Cars to Nearly 6,400 This Year

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will sharply increase the number of hydrogen fuel-cell electric passenger cars to nearly 6,400 this year, the trade ministry said Friday. The target marks a big leap from some 890 units last year and underscores Seoul’s broader efforts to promote hydrogen vehicles amid stricter regulations on gas-guzzling [...]

Jaguar Land Rover to Use S. Korean Battery Parts in its EVs

Jaguar Land Rover to Use S. Korean Battery Parts in its EVs

CHEONAN, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean-made lightweight battery housing parts will be used in Jaguar Land Rover’s electric cars. The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) said it has made us of friction stir welding to successfully manufacture battery housings for electric vehicles. A battery housing is a box-shaped part that covers the battery [...]

Hyundai, Kia Sell, Receive Orders for Over 10,000 EVs This Year

Hyundai, Kia Sell, Receive Orders for Over 10,000 EVs This Year

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. sold or received orders for more than 10,000 electric vehicles (EV) coming into this year, corporate sources said Sunday. South Korea’s two largest automakers, and flagships of Hyundai Motor Group, account for 79 percent of all EVs sold in the [...]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Gaining Steam as Zero-emission Mobility Option in S. Korea

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Gaining Steam as Zero-emission Mobility Option in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In theory, hydrogen seems like the perfect energy source to power a vehicle, in that it is the most prevalent element in nature, it can be turned into electricity and emits only water. It has been several decades since the zero-emission cars entered the public consciousness as a possible [...]

Seoul Sets Standards for Electric Charger Installation Costs

Seoul Sets Standards for Electric Charger Installation Costs

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on December 25 that it has developed standard installation costs for five major renewable energy facilities in collaboration with the Korea Electric Association and Korea Electrical Contractors Association. The five major facilities include household solar systems, electric car chargers, solar and wind powered street [...]

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. jumped 2.1-fold in the first 11 months of this year, on strong domestic and overseas demand, industry data showed Sunday. The two flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth largest automotive [...]

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. outlets’ parking lots will be renovated into multipurpose facilities that will provide charging stations for electric vehicles as well space to accommodate car-sharing vehicles. E-Mart, in collaboration with Straffic, South Korea’s leading company in traffic management systems, will open Electro Hyper Charger Stations at six of its [...]

Seoul to Provide Additional Subsidies for Purchase of Eco-friendly Cars

Seoul to Provide Additional Subsidies for Purchase of Eco-friendly Cars

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Thursday it will provide additional subsidies for the purchase of environmentally friendly vehicles as this year’s target has already been accomplished. The city government attained this year’s goal of subsidizing 2,257 electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel-cell cars. The city said it will inject [...]