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Tesla Begins Receiving Orders for Model S Electric Car Ahead of Launch

Tesla Begins Receiving Orders for Model S Electric Car Ahead of Launch

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors has begun receiving orders for its luxury Model S electric vehicle that is expected to be officially launched in South Korea in May, market sources said Thursday.  According to the sources, Tesla Korea, the local distributor of the car, recently informed local customers who [...]

GM, Tesla Set to Debut Long-Range EVs in S. Korea

GM, Tesla Set to Debut Long-Range EVs in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – General Motors Co. and Tesla Motors Inc. are poised to debut their long-range electric vehicles (EVs) in South Korea this year in a move that could help galvanize the budding local EV market dominated by short-range models, industry sources said Thursday.  GM Korea Co., GM’s South Korean unit, is [...]

S. Korean Celeb to Call for NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Model’s Sudden Acceleration

S. Korean Celeb to Call for NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Model’s Sudden Acceleration

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Son Ji-chang, who recently filed suit against U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors over his sudden acceleration accident, said Wednesday that he will call for the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to look into the accident.  Son, residing in California, claimed in the [...]

Korean Actor Files Lawsuit against Tesla for Sudden Acceleration

Korean Actor Files Lawsuit against Tesla for Sudden Acceleration

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Son Ji-chang, a South Korean actor and singer currently residing in California, is suing Tesla for the alleged sudden acceleration of his Tesla vehicle, a bad omen for the company looking to launch its first dealership in Korea.  The 46-year-old celebrity, who was popular in the 1990s, uploaded a [...]

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 [...]

Korea’s Largest Shopping Mall Becomes New Battleground for Automakers

Korea’s Largest Shopping Mall Becomes New Battleground for Automakers

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s largest shopping complex, Starfield Hanam, which opened to public on September 9, has become a new battleground for carmakers.  Two automakers currently operate stores on the 460,000-square-meter premises: Hyundai Motor Company and BMW. While Hyundai stands as a symbolic figure of Korea’s automotive industry, BMW is currently the leading [...]