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EV Models Reach Over 40 pct of Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales

EV Models Reach Over 40 pct of Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Electricfied models reached over 40 percent of Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp.’s environmentally friendly vehicle sales in the January-October period, an automobile association said Monday. In the first 10 months, Hyundai and Kia sold a combined 291,237 eco-friendly models in global markets, according to the data from [...]

30 pct of Eco-friendly Vehicles are Second Cars: Lawmaker

30 pct of Eco-friendly Vehicles are Second Cars: Lawmaker

SEJONG, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The government offers subsidies when citizens decide to buy eco-friendly vehicles. However, 3 out of every 10 government-supported vehicles are second cars. In an annual parliamentary audit conducted by the Ministry of Environment Wednesday, Rep. Jeon Hyun-hee of the ruling Democratic Party said that the public tends to have [...]

Hyundai Motor Invests in Europe’s Largest Fast EV Charging Service Provider

Hyundai Motor Invests in Europe’s Largest Fast EV Charging Service Provider

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea’s biggest automotive group, said Monday it has invested in Europe’s largest fast electric vehicle (EV) charging service provider to further push up sales of its battery-powered cars in the continent. The group, which owns Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., signed a deal [...]

Gov’t to Conduct Interoperability Tests on EVs to Prevent Data Error During Recharging

Gov’t to Conduct Interoperability Tests on EVs to Prevent Data Error During Recharging

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to develop standards to prevent data error between an electric vehicle (EV) and a recharging station as new technology has enabled a single charger to recharge two EVs simultaneously. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) will hold the 2019 Electric Vehicle Interoperability Testival, a [...]