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New Government Measures for Eco-Friendly Vehicles Include Rest Areas for EVs

New Government Measures for Eco-Friendly Vehicles Include Rest Areas for EVs

SEJONG, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced a new set of measures Monday to help accommodate the rapidly increasing number of drivers of eco-friendly vehicles in Korea, which includes new rest areas for charging EVs and hydrogen vehicles.  These mini rest areas, or multipurpose rest areas, will be [...]

Gov’t to Sharply Increase EV Chargers

Gov’t to Sharply Increase EV Chargers

SEJONG, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Environment Ministry said Tuesday that it will drastically improve the nation’s insufficient charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) by expanding the number of EV chargers across the nation.  To that end, the number of super and regular EV chargers will be increased from the current 750 and 9,258 [...]

Gov’t-Private Project to Double EV Battery Range to 400 Km per Charge

Gov’t-Private Project to Double EV Battery Range to 400 Km per Charge

SEJONG, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will invest 43 billion won (US$38.4 million) in developing a new electric vehicle (EV) battery with a range of some 400 kilometers per charge by 2020 in order to foster the clean energy sector as a new growth engine, the trade ministry said Wednesday.  The government and [...]

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 [...]

Apartment Parking Lots Bring EV Charging to the Masses

Apartment Parking Lots Bring EV Charging to the Masses

SEJONG, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korea government is making progress in its push to encourage the use of eco-friendly vehicles.  Starting Friday, dozens of apartment building parking lots across Korea will offer EV charging using electrical outlets.  The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with KT and Power Cube, installed a total of [...]

S. Korea to Invest 200 Bln Won This Year to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

S. Korea to Invest 200 Bln Won This Year to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

SEJONG, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will spend about 200 billion won (US$180.3 million) this year to sharply expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure nationwide as part of its efforts to foster the eco-friendly sector as a new growth engine, the trade ministry here said Tuesday.  Under the plan, led by the Korea Electric [...]

KEPCO to Use Utility Poles as Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

KEPCO to Use Utility Poles as Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run power supplier has devised a way to use utility poles as charging stations for electric vehicles, drastically cutting installation costs, its officials said Wednesday. Working with an idea submitted by one of its employees, the Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) said it will conduct a trial [...]